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Cyber Security PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships in the UK

We have 64 Cyber Security PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships in the UK

A PhD in Cyber Security research is aimed at tackling the vulnerabilities in the information system of a country to help mitigate the chance of a cyber attack.

What's it like to do a PhD in Cyber Security?

Cyber Security is a fast-growing field of study in both the public and private sectors. A PhD in Cyber Security will help governments and organisations develop strategies to improve their cyber- resilience against cyber attacks.

Some popular areas of research in Cyber Security include:

Digital forensics

Cyber attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated and to help mitigate the damage, you'll be researching into the methods to recover digital assets.


As the world makes more and more use of data, the need for secure data transmission has become inevitable. You'll likely be looking into the methods of encryption and decryption of data to help ensure it's safe during transmission.

Cyber attacks

Cyber Security is also a field of study that looks into the methods to protect people and organisations from cyber attacks. You may look into methods to detect, investigate and mitigate cyber attacks.

For a PhD in Cyber Security, you may write a thesis that's self-contained and also contributes to wider academic fields. You may also be required to submit an oral defence of your thesis.

Like most other STEM subjects, a PhD in Cyber Security is usually advertised with a research aim already attached.

Entry requirements for a PhD in Cyber Security

A PhD in Cyber Security will require you to hold a Masters with at least an Upper Second-class honours degree in a related subject.

Some programmes may accept a Lower-Second class honours degree with a certain amount of extra modules or work experience.

You may also be asked to prove that you've the necessary language skills to complete your PhD, certain programmes may require you to demonstrate that you have certain level of language proficiency before you can be accepted.

PhD in Cyber Security funding options

In the UK, a PhD in Cyber Security is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) which provides a fully-funded studentship along with a monthly stipend.

If you are applying for a PhD that is advertised with funding attached, you'll automatically be considered for funding if you're successful in your application. However, if you are proposing your own project, you'll have to first be accepted onto a PhD programme and then apply for funding if you wish to receive it.

PhD in Cyber Security careers

Cyber Security careers are as diverse as the field of study itself. You may end up working in Information Security for a large company, work for the government as a digital forensics expert or be an integral part of a hackers' team.

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Large Language Models for authorship analysis

About the Project. Authorship analysis, sometimes also called authorship attribution or authorship identification, is the task of determining who wrote a document based on the author’s use of language. Read more

Human resilience in cybersecurity of future power systems

Are you interested in cybersecurity research and their applications to energy industry? We have a recent PhD project funded by the DSTL (Defence Science and Technology Laboratory) at The University of Sheffield, a World Top 100 university and a Russell Group university in the UK. Read more

2 PhD Studentships in Wireless Networks and Computer Forensics

The School of Computer Science and Mathematics at Liverpool John Moores University is pleased to offer two 3-years PhD studentships, one in Wireless Networks and the other in Computer Forensics, with an overview of each PhD studentship project given below. Read more
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Cyber Security Innovations in Simulations, Serious Games, and Edutainment

Ph.D. Project. Cyber Security Innovations in Simulations, Serious Games, and Edutainment. Closing date. 7th June 2023. Hands-on cyber security and hacking challenges are an effective way to engage learners and unlock the “security mindset”. Read more

Reading Between the Lines: Using NLP to understand online ideologies (BUCKLEYO_U23CMP)

As a society we have become increasingly reliant on the internet, driven in part by an increasing appetite for information whether that is news, access to digital services or socialising. Read more

PhD studentship in Quantum Computing

One fully funded PhD position to work with Prof Elham Kashefi in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh on a project titled “Quantum Computing”. Read more

Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems Safety and Security

Industrial cyber-physical systems (iCPS) may suffer security risk from cyber space and safety risk from physical space. iCPS develop strategies based on safety and security (S&S) requirements to reduce risks from cyber and physical spaces. Read more

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