FULLY FUNDED OPPORTUNITIES
THE FUTURE OF CYBER SECURITY NEEDS YOUR EXPERTISE
These enhanced fully-funded scholarships include a stipend of ~£27.5k (equivalent to a starting salary of ~£31.5k in industry), funding for a laptop and for conference travel during your studies. The CSIT Doctoral Training Programme also provides an exciting and unique opportunity to:
- Advance research in exciting and emerging areas of cyber security research
- Focus on enterprise and leadership skills
- Co-design the Research Program with Industry
- Effective cohort interaction and experience with a comprehensive training programme
- Extensive industrial collaborative opportunities with CSIT’s many industry partners, e.g. Thales, Qualcomm, BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce and many others
- Use world-class facilities including our Cyber Range, industry standard Wireless labs, and extensive hardware development and measurement infrastructure
- Access to modules in our NCSC-certified MSc Advanced Cyber Security and MSc AI
The world needs experts in cyber security who are capable, not only of anticipating and strategically thinking about future challenges but of leading innovation in the field. The CSIT Doctoral Training Programme in Cyber Security will train 15 PhD candidates over 3.5years, facilitating knowledge exchange between CSIT and industry.
The projects listed under the themes below are examples of PhD projects you can choose to complete, however if you have a more specific area you wish to focus on, please add this for consideration when completing the application.
ELIGIBILITY AND AVAILABLE FUNDING
There are a total of fifteen studentships available for start in October 2023. Up to Nine of the studentships are available for UK students and up to six for international students. The funding for each studentships is for a period of 42 months.
Specific academic requirements for individual projects are noted along with the project details and it is recommended to contact potential supervisors to discuss your application before final submission.
UK studentships cover stipend and fees. To be eligible for the UK studentships applicants must:
- be a UK citizen or a non-UK citizen with permanent settled status in the UK AND
- have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least 3 years prior to the start of the studentships
International studentships cover stipend and fees.
Due to high demand you are advised to apply as early as possible.
The minimum academic requirement for admission to a research degree programme is normally an Upper Second Class Honours degree from a UK or ROI HE provider, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Further information can be obtained by contacting the School.
- APPLICATION PROCESS
Applications for the CSIT Doctoral Training Programme are now open!
Stage One: Postgraduate Application
Applicants wishing to apply for a studentship must complete a PGR application form via the Queen’s University Postgraduate Applications Portal
Please insert, as part of the project title, the code CSITDTP when completing your application.
Stage Two: Supervisor ranking
A supervisor panel for each project will rank candidates based on the submitted applications and an interview between student and supervisor(s).
Stage Three: School ranking
A panel will shortlist, interview and rank candidates put forward from the preceding stage. Studentships will be offered to the top 15 ranked candidates (there is funding for 9 home and 6 international studentships).