Scholarships for crime and security PhDs at UCL SECReT

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Scholarships for crime and security PhDs at UCL SECReT

Learn from world-leading researchers, tackle challenging projects, boost your career prospects and gain a globally respected postgraduate degree from UCL.

Get your PhD with UCL SECReT

The UCL Security Science Doctoral Training Centre (UCL SECReT) is UCL’s international centre for PhD training in security and crime research.

Part of the UCL Security and Crime Science department, our centre offers the most comprehensive integrated PhD programme for students wishing to pursue multidisciplinary security or crime-related research degrees.

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Word-leading research

We support a wide array of doctoral research, grouped under four themes: design and technology, crime and security analysis, forensic science, and future crime.

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Secure your future

Students completing a PhD with us have gone on to work in prestigious careers in crime reduction, security and academia with organisations such as the UK Home Office, DSTL (the UK Defence Science and Technology Lab), Rapiscan, Darktrace, the UK National Crime Agency and a range of top universities.

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Our PhD scholarships

If you are applying for a PhD with us, you will need to think about how to fund your studies. Most applicants apply for a scholarship, either from UCL or another funding body.

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About UCL Security and Crime Science (SCS)

Our department is the first university department in the world devoted specifically to reducing crime. It does this through teaching, research, public policy analysis and by the dissemination of evidence-based information on crime reduction. We are based at University College London, ranked among the top ten universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings and the UK’s University of the Year in 2024.

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