PhD Studentships in the CDT in Cyber Security
The Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security at Royal Holloway is now recruiting for the 2017/18 cohort, with a number of fully-funded PhD studentships to be awarded to qualified and eligible candidates, to start their post-graduate studies in cyber security in October 2017. The four-year CDT programme is a mix of training and research activities, leading to a PhD thesis in cyber security. Possible research topics include the design and analysis of cryptographic algorithms and protocols; the design of security services for embedded systems; business information systems, telecommunication networks and critical infrastructure security; detection and analysis of malware; geopolitics of security; and the study of economics, psychology, design theory and sociology in the context of cyber security. The CDT studentships provide an unparalleled opportunity for outstanding candidates to undertake research and training in a discipline that is both intellectually demanding and of wide applicability.
Royal Holloway has a long tradition in cyber security education and research: the Information Security Group, established 25 years ago, is one of the largest academic cyber security research groups in the world; the university was one of the first academic institutions to be recognised as an UK Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACE-CSR); its highly successful MSc in Information Security programme was one of only four to gain full GCHQ certification in 2014, and now has well over 3,000 alumni around the world. The CDT in Cyber Security, established in 2013, has currently 37 PhD students divided into four cohorts, working on topics ranging from embedded security to cybercrime, from cryptography to geopolitics of security, from software security to cyber economics.
CDT studentships cover college fees plus an annual stipend of £20,296, for four years. We welcome applications from candidates with undergraduate and masters' qualifications in a wide range of disciplines, including, but not limited to, mathematics, computer science, engineering, geography, economics and sociology. Funding is provided by the EPSRC, so full studentships are available to UK residents only (please refer to the CDT funding page for details). Closing date for receiving applications is 30 April 2017. We will however assess applications on an ongoing basis, and we reserve the right to make an offer to candidates before the closing date.
Informal enquiries about the studentships can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit Royal Holloway's CDT in Cyber Security webpage to learn more about its PhD programme and how to apply.