PhD in Information Security
The Information Security Group runs an active PhD research programme on a wide variety of security-related topics such as the design and evaluation of cryptographic algorithms and protocols, network security, smart cards, access control, security management, and the integration of security techniques into specific application (see ISG Research for details of current research interests). The Information Security Group has supervised almost 100 successful PhD students, many now holding influential positions in the security industry. In normal circumstances all academic staff are happy to take on new PhD students, although from time to time a member of staff may temporarily stop accepting new students if they become overloaded.
Who studies this course?
A PhD is an advanced degree that requires high-levels of education, enthusiasm, independence and dedication. Students who are accepted onto the course are likely to have already achieved a degree-level qualification in a related subject and are looking to develop their skills in the pursuit of new branches of information security.
The degree can be used as an entry into corporate information security research or academic research, or may serves as a method to demonstrate the candidates advanced skills in a manner beyond that demonstrated by a taught course. Ex-students can now be found working at high levels in all branches of information security.
As an example of our student, we present an interview with one of our graduates:
Dr Caroline Belrose
Researcher in R&D Team
Click here to see an interview with Dr Belrose
How can I get hold of more information?
Please take time to visit the links on the left menu to learn more about entry requirements, fees and funding, and how to apply. Any further enquiries should be directed in the first instance to Professor Pat O'Mahony.