Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security
Welcome to the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Cyber Security at Royal Holloway. The Centre was established in 2013, and has as its main objective to produce cohorts of highly-trained researchers with a broad understanding of cyber security.
The CDT is hosted by the Information Security Group (ISG), and provides multidisciplinary training to annual cohorts of around ten students each. The students follow a 4-year doctoral programme: the first phase consists of a taught component comprising 25 per cent of the programme. The remaining three years follow the more traditional path of doctoral studies, with each student undertaking research in an advanced topic in the field of cyber security. See the CDT Course of Study page for more information about the programme.
CDT recruitment typically runs from November to April, to select students for the CDT cohort to start the following September. Selected applicants are awarded fully-funded PhD studentships (stipend and College fees) for four years. We consider applications from candidates with undergraduate and/or masters qualifications in a wide range of disciplines relevant to cyber security.
We are now open to receive applications for students to start their
PhD studies in September 2018.
Please explore the links below to learn more about the entry requirements, funding and eligibility, and how to apply to Royal Holloway's CDT in Cyber Security.
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- Andreas Haggman, a third-year PhD student in the Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security, has won first place in the British Retail Consortium Cyber Security Student Challenge for 2017
- Giovanni Cherubin, a PhD student with the Royal Holloway CDT in Cyber Security, has won an "Andreas Pfitzmann Best Student Paper Award" at the Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS) 2017.
- The Information Security Group at Royal Holloway University, home of the CDT, has won the award for the Best Cyber Security Education Programme at SC Awards Europe 2017. The highly respected industry award was presented at a ceremony in London on Tuesday night to Professor Carlos Cid.
- CDT Student Ela Berners-Lee spoke to Premier Christian radio to discuss the recent Ransomware attack which affected the NHS system in the UK. Full article here Could-ransomware-affect-our-computers-too
- Security games are powerful tools for visualising complex security problems and engaging multidisciplinary teams to solve them. Professor Keith Mayes recently commissioned two short films to display the use of games to look at information security and cyber security issues.
You can direct any queries you may have to CyberSecurityCDT@royalholloway.ac.uk