Cyber Security PhD Studentships for 2020 entry

The School of Engineering and Digital Arts is delighted to announce a call for Cyber Security PhD studentships for 2020 entry.

Funding is available at the current home fee rate of £4,327 (rate for 2019/20) together with a maintenance grant of £15,009 (rate for 2019/20).

Applications are particularly encouraged from applicants wishing to appoint any of the prospective supervisors whose research interests are as follows:-

Farzin Deravi: Biometrics, Privacy Protection, Identity Management, Face Recognition, Device Authentication

Richard Guest: Biometrics (including Environmental Assessment, Sample Quality, Testing and Evaluation, Human/Machine Decision Making), Face Verification, Fingerprint Verification, Mobile Device Security, Continuous Authentication

Sanaul Hoque: EEG Biometrics, Attack Detection, Biometric Template Ageing  Gareth Howells: Device Authentication, Security for Edge computing, IoT Security, Malware Detection

We are looking for an excellent student with a good Honours degree (First or 2i) and, preferably, a Master’s degree at merit or distinction in a relevant subject or equivalent.

Successful candidates will demonstrate academic excellence and outstanding research potential. The studentship will be administered under the Graduate Teaching Assistant Scheme with the expectation that some teaching will be undertaken. Further details of the scheme can be found at

Open to UK/EU and Overseas applicants. We welcome applications irrespective of race, sex or disability.

How to apply
Apply for an Electronic Engineering PhD uploading a copy of your research proposal together with the name of a prospective supervisor.

7 February 2020, 23:59 GMT