10% Alumni PhD Fee Discount

10% Alumni PhD Fee Discount

The College of Social Sciences is offering a 10% discount to former University of Glasgow graduates (Alumni) wishing to pursue a Postgraduate Research Degree in the College.

This discount will be for all Postgraduate Research Students (PhD, EdD, MPhil by Research & MLitt) full and part-time, who have previously completed an Undergraduate or Postgraduate Degree at the University of Glasgow.

The discount will apply for the full term of study, excluding any thesis pending period.

There is no restriction on the period of time between completion of the current award and enrolling on a the Postgraduate Research Degree Programme.

To be granted this discount you must indicate when applying for admission that you are a University of Glasgow graduate.

'Reputation, Risk and Moral Hazard in Sovereign Debt Markets'

'Reputation, Risk and Moral Hazard in Sovereign Debt Markets'

The successful student will be part of a larger international team of academics from Scotland, Switzerland, Spain and Sweden exploring uses of the past in international economic relations. One of the many exceptional aspects of the global financial crisis of 2008 was the prominence policy‐makers and commentators gave to the importance of history in helping to determine responses to the crisis. Ben Bernanke, the Chairman of the US Federal Reserve System famously reached for his copy of Friedman and Schwartz’s seminal volume on the 1930s depression to seek inspiration (Friedman and Schwartz, 1963). Comparisons with the great depression of the 1930s feature prominently in commentaries on the depth and spread of the global financial crisis and reveal the extent to which policy‐makers seek to ‘learn’ from the past. But how relevant is the past as a guide to the present, or even the future, and how is it used when policymakers, bankers and the public are faced with difficult economic challenges?

The programme of doctoral research will focus on the European cases in socialist Eastern and Central Europe during the 1970s‐1980s; Poland, Czechoslovakia, Romania and Hungary. Perceptions of the past played a significant role in the Eastern and Central European debt crises of the 1970s‐1980s. Political considerations heavily influenced discussions about sovereign debt in Europe in this period whether the aim was to bring the two halves of Europe closer, or to merely loosen the Soviet hold on Eastern Europe. In particular, as some of the banks involved were under state control, governments prioritised historical and political reflections over economic rationales to support those countries in difficulty. Relevant archives include relevant international commercial banks as well as the IMF in Washington. This project promises a rich discussion of the overlapping economic, political, cultural and financial influences on the role of international finance in the transition from the Cold War and how interpretations of the histories of these states influenced their behaviour and position in the market.

The main objective of the programme of research is to build an understanding of how both policy‐makers and market actors use the past as a foundation for their decisions, how they create and discriminate among different interpretations of the past to fit their preconceptions and how they are conditioned by the experiences of their predecessors. Through careful archival research and case studies we also seek to trace the intergenerational transfer of interpretations of the past and how the past is used within a range of institutions across Europe. The project will therefore break new ground for our understanding of how the past is used in the context of international economic relations, particularly at times of crisis. We also hope to refresh the research agenda in economic history in the European Research Area to engage with the uses of the past.

For more information, please contact Professor Catherine R. Schenk

Eligibility

Candidates should have, or be studying for, a Master’s degree or similar postgraduate qualification (or have equivalent experience).

They should also be normally resident in the UK, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.

EU students from other countries who have been ordinarily resident in the UK throughout the 3-year period preceding September 2016 (including for full-time education) are also eligible to apply.

All applicants must meet the Arts & Humanities Research Council Eligibility Criteria.

The scholarship is available on a full-time basis only.

The Award

The scholarship will run for a maximum of 3 years full-time commencing September 2016 and will provide:
• an annual maintenance grant at the RCUK rate (2016/17 rate £14296 full-time)
• fees at the standard Home/EU rate
• a research support grant of £750 per annum

How to Apply

All applicants should collate the following documentation then attach to a single email and send to socsci.gradschool@glasgow.ac.uk by Wednesday 29th June 2016:

Academic Transcript(s)
Full academic transcript(s) from previous studies (undergraduate and postgraduate).

2 references
On official headed notepaper and signed by referees.
References given to candidates in sealed envelopes should be opened, scanned and attached to the email.
References can also be emailed direct to socsci.gradschool@glasgow.ac.uk by referees via their official University email address; clearly labelling the reference e.g. “Name, XX Scholarship Reference”

Copy of CV

Research Proposal
A brief 2-page document outlining the proposed research project.

Any application which fails to meet the above requirements will not be considered.

Selection Process

Applications will be ranked by the project supervisor and applicants will be notified of the decision on their application by 15th July 2016.

All scholarship awards are subject to candidates successfully securing admission to a PhD programme within the College of Social Sciences. Successful scholarship applicants will be invited to apply for admission to the relevant PhD programme after they are selected for funding.

Europe-Asia Studies PhD Scholarship

Europe-Asia Studies PhD Scholarship

Applications are invited for this prestigious three year scholarship in Central and East European Studies, School of Social and Political Sciences.

The proposed research can be in any field as long it addresses issues covered by CEES/Europe Asia Studies. This includes both contemporary and historical issues in Russia/ FSU territories or in any of the countries in central Europe.

Eligibility

Home/EU and international applicants are eligible to apply as well as students already in their first year of a University of Glasgow PhD. Both full-time and part-time students are eligible.

The Award

The scholarship will run for a maximum of 3 years full-time or 5 years part-time commencing on October 2016 and will provide:
• an annual maintenance grant at the RCUK rate (2016/17 rate £14296 full-time/£8577.60 part-time)
• fees at the standard Home/EU or International rate
• a research support grant of £750 (£450 part-time) per annum

How to Apply

All applicants should complete and collate the following documentation then attach to a single email and send to gradschool.socsci@glasgow.ac.uk by July 15th

Academic Transcript(s)
Full academic transcript(s) from previous studies (undergraduate and postgraduate).

2 references
On official headed notepaper and signed by referees.
References given to candidates in sealed envelopes should be opened, scanned and attached to the email.

References can also be emailed direct to gradschool.socsci@glasgow.ac.uk by referees via their official University email address; clearly labelling the reference e.g. “Europe-Asia Scholarship Reference”

Copy of CV

Research Proposal
A brief 2-page document outlining the proposed research project.

Selection Process

Applications will be ranked by a selection panel and applicants will be notified of the decision on their application by the end of July.

All scholarship awards are subject to candidates successfully securing admission to a PhD programme within the College of Social Sciences. Successful scholarship applicants will be invited to apply for admission to the relevant PhD programme after they are selected for funding.

International students should submit an online application for admission to the PhD Central & East European Studies at the same time as their scholarship application.