Research course

Cyber Security (TIPS at Scale)

Institution
University of Bristol · School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Mathematics
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold/achieve a minimum of an upper-second class honours degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant discipline. Cyber security is an interdisciplinary challenge and the CDT focuses on both social and technical aspects of trust, identity, privacy and security in large-scale infrastructures. Applications are welcome from those with a range of disciplinary backgrounds including (but not limited to): computer science, psychology, management, electrical and electronics engineering, civil engineering, criminology and social sciences. Candidates should be willing to work across disciplinary boundaries and inform their research from different disciplinary perspectives.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Within the next few years the number of devices connected to each other and the Internet will outnumber humans by almost 5:1. These connected devices will underpin everything from healthcare to transport to energy and manufacturing. This growth is not just in the number or variety of devices, but also in the ways they communicate and share information with each other, building hyper-connected cyber-physical infrastructures that span most aspects of people's lives.

In order to maximise the socio-economic benefits from this revolutionary change, we need to address the myriad trust, identity, privacy and security issues raised by such large, interconnected infrastructures. Solutions to many of these issues have previously only been developed and tested on systems orders of magnitude less complex in the hope they would 'scale up'. However, the rapid development and implementation of hyper-connected infrastructures means that we need to address these challenges at scale since the issues and the complexity only become apparent when all the different elements are in place.

This centre for doctoral training tackles this issue by training a new generation of interdisciplinary research leaders - educating PhD students in both the technical skills needed to study and analyse TIPS-at-scale, while simultaneously studying how to understand the challenges as fundamentally human too. Students will learn from experts from the Universities of Bristol and Bath, from each other as an interdisciplinary cohort, and from experts from industry.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,300
International students
£21,700

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
48 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Email
sceem-pgr-admissions@bristol.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 117 331 4753