Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security

Centre for Doctoral Training

A programme in the University of Oxford, leading to a DPhil (Oxford’s Phd): one year of intensive education in cyber security, followed by three years of research.

Our CDT educates a new generation of research leaders as well as the highest tier of security professionals, who appreciate the real-world challenges which arise from security needs in existing and emerging contexts, equipped with both the expertise and adaptability to address those needs. We equip our students with the skills and knowledge to become as agile in their thinking as the attackers are – and as resourceful in defence as their counterparts are in attack.

A CDT Brochure 2016 is available for download.

We are now closed to applications for October 2017. We will reopen for applications on the 1st September for those wishing to apply for our October 2018 cohort. You are advised to review the information contained on the course prospectus page and follow the University’s guidance on submitting an application with the online application form.

The CDT has 16 places available in each cohort, of which, funding is available for up to 12. Funding is subject to normal EPSRC rules i.e. Home status students are eligible for a full fees scholarship and an annual stipend (for four years) of £16,557 each year; and EU status students are eligible for fees only scholarship. Overseas students are welcome, and will need to pay the full Oxford University fees and cover their living expenses if accepted.

The UK government has confirmed that there are no changes to the funding arrangements for EU students joining us in the academic year 2017-18. As a result the usual EPSRC eligibility criteria will still apply. If awarded funding from the CDT, this will cover the duration of your course regardless of the outcome of Brexit negotiations. Full details of the government’s statement can be found here.

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