Human Factors in Cyber Security PhD Scholarship

Applications are invited for a PhD scholarship in the area of Human Factors in Cyber Security. The student will be supervised by Professor Monica Whitty at The University of Melbourne.

Application dates

Applications are currently closed

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

General allowance
Fee remission
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student
International student

Total value

up to $105,000

Applicable study areas

Historical, philosophical, political and social studies; Language, literature and cultural studies

Number of scholarships awarded


  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • meet the entry requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy (Arts), and have received a minimum result of first class Honours in the qualifying degree
    • satisfy the University's English language requirements for graduate courses. The minimum English language requirements for this course are: Band 7
  • Application process

    Applicants should contact Professor Monica Whitty at prior to submitting their PhD application.

    The applicant will need to develop a proposal in the area of Cyber Security. This might, for example, include gaining a greater understanding of cybercrimes (eg cyberscams, identity theft, trolling, online bullying and harassment), how they operate and victimology; experimental studies develop to prevent crimes and improve cyber security skills, or gaining a greater understanding of society’s perceptions of cybercrimes.

  • When will I know the outcome?

    Applicants will be notified by the University before 21st December 2018.

What are the benefits?

An annual allowance and other benefits as per the Research Training Program.


Applicants should contact Professor Monica Whitty at

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