|Funding for:||UK Students|
|Funding amount:||Fully Funded PhD Studentship|
|Placed On:||26th September 2023|
|Closes:||31st October 2023|
Bangor University is offering an exciting fully funded PhD Studentship that’s co-funded by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol (50%) and Bangor Business School (50%).
We are looking for a highly motivated doctoral candidate to join Bangor Business School’s Institute of European Finance research centre. The aim of this project is to study Sub-Sovereign regions in Europe that have bond issuing powers, and to draw similarities to the case of Wales. The studentship is for 3 years and covers Home (UK) tuition fees and stipend at the UKRI minimum currently starting at £18,622 (2023/24 academic year).
About the project
This research will explore the characteristics of Sub-Sovereign borrowing across the UK and Europe. Currently, Wales has limited borrowing capacity, but the devolution of powers may lead to greater capacity in the future.
Many Sub-Sovereign regions in Europe have years of experience of borrowing in the international bond markets and Credit Ratings play a key role in this process. In the UK, it is only a recent development that Sub-Sovereign regions can borrow in the bond markets. This research aims to seek important lessons for Wales by analysing Sub-Sovereign borrowing in regions of Europe that are experienced.
The candidate will be affiliated with the Institute of European Finance research centre which conducts topical and innovative academic research in banking, finance, accounting, and data analytics. The Centre works with multilateral organisations, national governments, regulatory authorities, and public and private financial institutions to promote evidence-based policy decisions, competitiveness within the industry, economic growth, and to achieving more inclusive economies and societies.
The candidate will be affiliated with the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol whose Research Scholarship scheme has the aim of developing researchers of the highest standard who can work through the medium of Welsh.
Eligibility and entry requirements
The minimum entry requirement is a 2:1 undergraduate degree or equivalent and ideally a Master’s degree with at least a Merit or equivalent. Exceptional candidates without a Master’s degree will be given due consideration. This call is open to UK/Home fees applicants only, and for candidates who must be a fluent Welsh speaker who is confident in speaking and writing through the medium of Welsh.
We are seeking applicants with a strong background in areas related to Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, Management, Mathematics or Statistics. The applicant may be a recent graduate or an individual that has considerable (public or private) financial sector work experience. It is desirable for the applicant to be proficient in statistical techniques and data analysis. A research training programme will be offered in the first year of study, which will include quantitative techniques.
How to apply
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Application deadline is 31st October 2023
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