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CDT Entry Requirements

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Entry requirements

Candidates applying to join Royal Holloway's CDT in Cyber Security should have or be expecting to obtain a first class honours degree or a masters degree (distinction) in subjects such as (but not limited to) mathematics, computer science, information security, economics, criminology, geopolitcs, electrical and electronic engineering. In addition, we will also consider applicants with an industrial background, so long as they are able to provide evidence of demonstrable academic skills as well as practical experience.

We note that to be awarded one of the studentships to fund their studies, candidates will need to satisfy the EPSRC funding eligibility criteria. In particular, full studentships are available to UK residents only. For further details, please visit the CDT Funding page.  

We will be awarding a number of fully-funded studentships (stipend and College fees for four years) to qualified and eligible candidates for annual cohorts. In addition we expect to accept applications from a small number of highly-qualified, non-eligible candidates to join each of the three annual CDT cohorts carrying their own funding (for fees and maintenance).

Note that due to the nature of the CDT training and research programme, the CDT does not take part-time students. If you are interested in pursuing your PhD studies in cyber security in part-time mode, you may want to consider the PhD programme in the Information Security Group


Contact us

If you wish to discuss the entry requirements to the CDT, please send your query to cybersecuritycdt@royalholloway.ac.uk .



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