|Published||March 3, 2023|
|Location||Belfast, United Kingdom|
Queen’s University Belfast
Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), Queen’s University Belfast, UK
CSIT Doctoral Training Programme – 15 PhD Studentships
The Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) at Queen’s University Belfast is currently offering a number of fully-funded PhD opportunities – up to 15 scholarships commencing in October 2023- in the following areas: Network & Wireless Security, Trusted Hardware & Applied Cryptography, Autonomous Security & Security of AI, Industrial Control System and Safety-critical System security.
As a PhD student you’ll be part of our CSIT Doctoral Training Program (DTP), an industry-supported dynamic doctoral research environment, aiming to produce a cohort of industry-conscious thinkers and leaders. The DTP will provide you with an opportunity to advance research in these exciting cyber security areas and be part of a vibrant world-class research community, while also having a focus on enterprise and leadership skills. Thus, the DTP will aim to offer collaborative and placement opportunities with CSIT industry partners, such as Thales, Qualcomm, Rolls Royce, and Nvidia, to provide real industry experience.
You will also have the unique opportunity to embark on a comprehensive training program, which will give you access to all modules on our certified MSc in Advanced Cyber Security and MSc AI, dedicated Innovation, Leadership and public engagement training, in addition to Spring Schools with seminars by experts in the field of cybersecurity.
Scholarships are available for local and UK-resident students, with a number of opportunities also open to international applicants. The scholarships provide fully paid PhD fees plus and annual tax-free stipend (~£27500) for an extended 3.5 year duration of the PhD project. This is equivalent to an entry level job in industry of > £32000. In addition, we will provide Travel awards to cover the cost of trips to conferences and summer schools. Finally, DTP PhD students will be given the opportunity to experience teaching demonstration to get a taste of academia (maximum ~£500 extra per month) and can apply for thesis and best paper awards.
Applicants must have at least a 2:1 Honours Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or closely related discipline.
Closing Date: 15 March 2023
*Please note that the deadline for applications from international candidates closed on 28 February*
For more information on the CSIT’s PhD Opportunities and how to apply, please visit https://www.qub.ac.uk/ecit/CSIT/Cyber-AIHub/CSIT-DTP/