UCL Cybersecurity CDT


Centre for Doctoral Training in Cybersecurity


We no longer have UKRI-funded studentships available. Potential candidates who may have other sources of funding available to them should contact us for further information: cybersecuritycdt@ucl.ac.uk

The challenges that arise from the integration of emerging technologies into existing social, commercial, legal and political systems will not be resolved by specialists working in isolation. Rather, these complex problems require the efforts of people who can cross disciplinary boundaries, communicate beyond their own fields, and comprehend the context in which others operate.

Computer science and engineering, information security, encryption, criminology, psychology, international relations, public policy, philosophy of science, legal studies, and economics combine to form the ecosystem within which cybersecurity problems and solutions are found but training people to think and work across these boundaries has proven difficult.

To find out more information about this degree, such as entry requirements, programme length and cost, visit the UCL Graduate Degrees site

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We’re delighted to be able to play this important role in shaping the future of cybersecurity research. Working closely with industry and government partners and across disciplines is the only way to tackle comprehensively the complex problems we continue to face in cybersecurity. We’re looking forward to welcoming some of the brightest, most innovative thinkers to our programme" Professor David Pym, CDT Director

This exciting collaboration brings together research teams in three of UCL's departments – Computer Science, Security and Crime Science, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy – in order to increase the capacity of the UK to respond to future information and cybersecurity challenges. We also draw upon many other departments across UCL.

Through an interdisciplinary approach, the CDT will train cohorts of highly skilled experts drawn from across the spectrum of science, engineering, social science, and more, able to become the next generation of UK leaders in industry and government, public policy, and scientific research. The CDT will equip them with a broad understanding of all sub-fields of cybersecurity, as well as specialized knowledge and transferable skills to enable them to operate professionally in business, academic, and policy circles.

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Who we are

Find out about the Centre's staff and students as well as projects they are involved in

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Study with us

Find out about the Centre for Doctoral Training in Cybersecurity's four-year programme

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Apply and funding

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Teaching staff associated with the Centre for Doctoral Training in Cybersecurity and their areas of expertise

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Working closely with partners in the private sector, in government, and in the third sector is essential to our CDT

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Student profiles

Find out about the current PhD students at the Centre for Doctoral Training in Cybersecurity