Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) bursary 2018 entry

DCMS is providing bursaries for UK residents with professional experience looking to retrain and transition into cyber security, for GCHQ-certified programmes.

About the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) bursary 2018 entry

We currently have the following programme that is GCHQ-certified which falls under the DCMS bursary scheme:

The University of Surrey are participating in The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s (DCMS) postgraduate bursaries initiative to help adults retrain for a career in cyber security by taking a National Cyber Security Centre certified masters degree. This initiative is supported by the National Cyber Security Programme – the Government’s £1.9 billion investment to significantly transform the UK’s cyber security.

The bursary funding will cover students starting in academic year 18/19 and cover a proportion of tuition fees only. There is a strong focus on encouraging more women in to the sector to address the current under-representation in the cyber security workforce.

Awards made in receipt of a DCMS bursary may cover all or part of the programme tuition fee. 

 

Eligibility criteria for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) bursary 2018 entry

Eligible students will be selected by the University of Surrey and must meet the following essential criteria:

  • Be undertaking the course specified above and not undertaking any other forms of formal education.
  • Not previously held employment as a cyber security professional (cyber security was not a significant part of any previous job function – i.e. less than 50% of a previous job role).
  • Must meet the nationality and residency requirements in the Masters Loan England eligibility criteria. Universities in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will apply the relevant Masters Loan residency and nationality requirements of their national equivalent.
  • Have not previously been awarded a bursary under the DCMS Cyber Security Postgraduate Bursaries Scheme.

In addition candidates must: 

  • Demonstrate a clear and credible intention to become a cyber security professional in the UK, and how the bursary materially assists achieve that. 

When deciding on bursary allocation all participating institutions will take into account the strength of the original application for those accepted onto the course and give additional weighting to applications from women applying for the bursary.

How to apply for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) bursary 2018 entry

The University will identify eligible students, so there is no application form for this scheme.

Contact details

François Dupressoir
17 BB 02
Telephone: +44 (0)1483 689195
E-mail: f.dupressoir@surrey.ac.uk

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