Cyber Terrorism (Arts and Humanities, Engineering and Law)
Swansea University has two fully-funded PhD studentships available for students interested in a joint Arts and Humanities / Engineering / Law project titled ‘Cyber Terrorism’.
About the project:
The U.K. Government’s National Security Strategy identifies international terrorism and cyber-crime as two of the four highest priority risks for the next five years. Industrial nations and the entire security industry are bracing themselves for new threats driven by heightened political tensions and ongoing military actions against terrorists.
Two full-time PhD scholarships are offered jointly by the School of Law, College of Arts & Humanities, and College of Engineering to support interdisciplinary research into these threats. The themes to be explored may include: geographical and temporal trends; institutional strategies for countering cyber terrorism; meaningful and enforceable definitions of cyber crimes; evidence collection and prosecution of cyber crime cases; and growth of academic, political and media concern surrounding cyber terrorism threats.
Successful applicants will be jointly supervised by Dr Stuart Macdonald (Centre for Criminal Justice and Criminology), Dr Lee Jarvis (Callaghan Centre for the Study of Conflict), and Prof Tom Chen (Multidisciplinary Nanotechnology Centre).
- Academic Criteria: Candidates are normally required to have an outstanding Masters degree in a relevant subject. Applications will be considered from graduates in Law, Criminology, Politics, International Relations and Engineering.
- Residency: Due to funding restrictions, the full studentship is only available to students from the UK / EU. Applications from international students will be considered, on the understanding that a successful international applicant would have to cover the fee difference themselves.
This is a fully-funded University Scholarship, and will include full UK/EU fees plus an annual stipend matching the UK Research Council maintenance allowance (approximately £13,590 – to be confirmed in April 2011).
How to apply:
Applicants should complete an online application for postgraduate study: www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply.
Applicants should include:
- An up-to-date CV
- A detailed research proposal
- A covering letter indicating that you wish to be considered for the University PhD Scholarship in Cyber Terrorism scholarships
Application closing date:
The closing date for applications is 30th April 2011.
For informal enquiries contact April Adanah, School of Law
Tel: +44 (0)1792 602487