Apply for 2021

Winter 20/21 Applications  

If you submitted your application to our CDT programme by 6 January 2021 23:59 GMT, invitations to our February online recruitment/interview event will be emailed  by 29 January 2021.

Online recruitment and interview dates:   11 & 12 February 2021   
Invites sent: w/c 25 January 2021

Spring 20/21 Applications  

If you have missed our January deadline, and you are interested in joining our programme in September 2021, please email you interest to  

Entry Requirements

Applicants must hold/achieve a minimum of an upper-second class honours degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant discipline including (but not limited to): computer science, psychology, management, electrical and electronics engineering, civil engineering, criminology and social sciences.

The most critical requirement is a passion for cyber security and the desire to make our connected world secure and hence safe.

Candidates should be willing to work across disciplinary boundaries and inform their research from different disciplinary perspectives.

Early application submission is strongly recommended as the programme will close once all available places are filled. Funded places after these dates will be subject to availability of studentships.

Details on our recruitment process can be found in the "How to Apply" section.  

Professor Awais Rashid 

Webinar for Applicants


Come meet  Professor Awais Rashid, Dr Laura Smith and some CDT students discussing the opportunities available in the CDT in Cyber Security (TIPS-at-Scale) at our Open Day webinar 

English language requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English, and whose full undergraduate degree was not taught in an English-speaking country, must hold/achieve a minimum score in an approved English language test as specified in Profile B of the University's English Language Requirements Policy.

Please read the further information about English language requirements and conditions of offer.

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