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Professor Rae Earnshaw Scholarship in Cyber Security

Full-time: available
Part-time: not available
Prospective students: available
Current students: not available
Entry year: 2017/18
Undergraduate: not available
Postgraduate taught: available
Postgraduate research: not available
1 scholarship available
Application deadline: 10 September 2017

About the scholarship

The University of Bradford is offering the Professor Rae Earnshaw Scholarship in Cyber Security for an outstanding, self-funding candidate paying Home/EU fees, registered for our MSc Cyber Security programme for September 2017 start. This programme, delivered by leading academics in their subjects, will deepen your understanding of cyber security.  You will study, amongst other subjects: ISO27001; ethical hacking; secure networking and cryptography giving you the opportunity to gain additional qualifications in: Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Implementer; and CEH v8 Ethical Hacking. MSc Cyber Security is accredited by the BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT for full CITP (Chartered IT professional) and partial CSci status. It is also certified by GCHQ, ensuring the degree is highly valued by the industry.

As an MSc student you will join our high quality postgraduate taught and research team that includes other MSc and PhD students, post-doctoral researchers and academic staff. You will also have opportunities to attend our long-standing research seminars and industry talks organised by the research groups, and benefit from the successful AAA (Advanced Automotive Analytics) Research Institute, the Cyber Security Interdisciplinary Centre, the Digital Health Enterprise Zone, the Internet of Things lab and Computing Enterprise Centre’s industry-inspired and research projects in Big Data, Open Data, Smart Cities and Internet of Things.

We partner with top Smart Cities in Europe in research and knowledge transfer projects, such as the European North Sea Interreg SCORE: Smart Cities + Open data RE-use that will offer you opportunities to develop your dissertation for cutting edge cyber security challenges within an international top collaborative environment. The University of Bradford also offers a comprehensive doctoral training programme.

Emeritus Professor Rae Earnshaw is a leading scientist within the University of Bradford and is donating the scholarship to cover the cost of tuition fees at Home/EU level in the Postgraduate Computer Science specialism area. The University of Bradford continues to be a pioneer in the area of Computer Science within higher education in the UK, offering a wide spread of courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level as well as undertaking research that creates positive impact to the society and academia.

Eligibility criteria

The criteria for selection are academic excellence and financial need.

  • Self-funding UK and EU students paying Home fees
  • The successful candidate will have at least a 2.1 degree in a relevant topic and will be registered for the MSc Cyber Security programme to start in September 2017.
  • Scholarships are awarded to the students who submit the best statements on the application form as judged by the panel. The panel decision is final.

Applicable courses

Eligible countries

  • Anguilla
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bermuda
  • British Antarctic Territories
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Bulgaria
  • Cayman Islands
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus (European Union)
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • England
  • Estonia
  • Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland, the Republic of
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Martinique
  • Mayotte (French Territorial Collectivity)
  • Montserrat
  • Netherlands
  • Northern Ireland
  • Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oenno Islands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Scotland
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
  • Sweden
  • Turks & Caicos Islands
  • Wales

Payment amount & frequency

The scholarship covers full tuition fees for the applicable course (£7,750).

How to apply

Please complete the application form below and return it to the address at the end of the application form, or you can email it to, along with your University of Bradford candidate number.

Students will be notified of the outcome by Friday 15 September 2017.

Closing date: 10 September 2017.

Find out more

For informal enquiries please email the MSc Cyber Security Programme Leader Dr Andrea Cullen and

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