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UCL Security Science Doctoral Research Training Centre

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UCL SECReT is the £17m international centre for PhD training in security and crime science at University College London, the first centre of its kind in Europe. We offer the most comprehensive integrated PhD programme for students wishing to pursue multidisciplinary security or crime-related research degrees. We recruit our doctoral students from a range of scientific backgrounds to pursue research in crime or security domains across the engineering and social sciences. Students can enter through various funding routes (self-funded, industry sponsors, scholarships).

Crime and Security

Crime and Security

SECReT students are renowned for conducting internationally leading research explaining how crime events occur and affect complex systems in the physical world or cyberspace.

Design and Technology

Design and Technology

SECReT is an ideal place for scientific students looking to apply their expertise to the design and evaluation of crime prevention and security measures.

Forensic Science

Forensic Science

SECReT fosters an inherently multidisciplinary and distinctive approach to the forensic sciences, incorporating disciplines within the sciences, social sciences and humanities.