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.

Please note however, the CDT is no longer considering new applicants for this programme. Our October 2018 intake is now inflight and will be our final cohort in the current format. When concluding in 2022-23, the CDT will have educated over 85 DPhil students, helping to shape the future of Cyber Security across the globe.

Applications to the regular DPhil doctoral program (without the CDT element) – in Computer Science, DPIR, OII, and other departments are open and welcome applications for those wishing to begin their studies in October 2022.

Each CDT cohort comprises 16 students, of which, funding is available for up to 12. Funding is subject to normal EPSRC with our home students being eligible for a full fees scholarship and an annual stipend (for four years); and EU status students are eligible for a fees only scholarship. Overseas students are welcome but remain self-funded during their studies with us.

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