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PhD Studentships in the CDT in Cyber Security

The Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security at Royal Holloway is now recruiting for the 2018/19 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 2018. 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, and its Information Security Group is one of the largest academic cyber security research groups in the world. The CDT in Cyber Security, established in 2013, has currently 48 PhD students 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 £20,553, 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. Closing date for receiving applications is 30 April 2018. 
Informal enquiries about the studentships can be sent to cybersecuritycdt@royalholloway.ac.uk. Please visit Royal Holloway's CDT in Cyber Security webpage (https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/isg/cybersecuritycdt/home.aspx) to learn more about its PhD programme, funding eligibility, and how to apply.


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