What do we look for when looking for a PhD Student to work with us?



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As we currently have a large number of PhD students, we are only actively searching for excellent PhD students to carry out research in Information Security Management. These students should have backgrounds that will contribute to our research needs. In particular, at the moment, we need prospective PhD students with an Organisational Psychology, or a Cognitive Psychology background.

Student Selection

When we are assessing applications we want to know how committed you are and whether we think that you will be able to complete the PhD within the required 3 years (or Master of Research in 2 years). This is assessed by us by looking at your background and your marks so far in your studies. Some of the things we look for are:

Student standard

The School of Engineering at the University of Melbourne lists the criteria that we will be using to assess your application. These can be found at http://www.eng.unimelb.edu.au/study/graduate/phd-engineering.html


 A number of different topics are available which include:


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  1. School of Computing and Information Systems
  2. Master of Information Systems - for excellence in IT management
  3. Melbourne School of Graduate Research - for prospective PhD students

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