Funding your studies

IT security PhD scholarship scheme

We are pleased to announce that London Metropolitan University is offering a total of £15,000 research grant to part sponsor and contribute towards tuition fees of a successful PhD student (MPhil/PhD).

£5,000 per year will be paid towards tuition fees for the duration of three years for a full-time student, subject to successful progression. Alternatively, £2,500 per year will be paid towards tuition fees for the duration of three years for two part-time students, subject to successful progression. The School of Computing and Digital Media is offering either one full-time or two part-time partial fees waiver-only scholarships for the successful applicants. The PhD Scholarship will start in February 2017.

Eligibility criteria

Home/EU and international applicants are eligible. Applicants should not currently be registered for a postgraduate research degree. The following areas of research are offered for PhD scholarships:

Applications are invited in the areas of:

  • penetration testing automation
  • identity resolution
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • cryptography
  • steganography

Restrictions and exemptions

The scholarship is only available for students who are not currently registered for a postgraduate research degree. All scholarships are subject to regular review through the assessment of successful progression by the relevant Research Student Progress Group (RSPG).

How to apply

To apply for a PhD Scholarship, please write a five-page research proposal with five to 10 references.
You must also:

Please email your completed form and your research proposal to Ms Doreen Henry via, entering "IT security" in the subject line.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 15 November 2016.

Please note, applications will be reviewed by subject specialists. Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed and these interviews will likely take place in November and December 2016. Due to the high volume of applications, it will not be possible to provide individual feedback. If you have not heard from us by 28 February 2017, you should assume that on this occasion you have not been successful. Thank you for your interest.

If you are accepted for a PhD but miss out on the scholarship, you will be offered the opportunity to study with us but will be liable for the full fee if you choose to take up the place.

For further information, please contact the Research and Postgraduate Office.

At a glance

Maximum value: £15,000
Open to: UK, EU and international applicants
Studying at level: Postgraduate
The information on this page applies to the following academic years (as indicated): 2016/17

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