UCL SECReT is the £17m international centre for PhD training in security and crime science at University College London, the first centre of its kind in Europe. We offer the most comprehensive integrated PhD programme for students wishing to pursue multidisciplinary security or crime-related research degrees. We recruit our doctoral students from a range of scientific backgrounds to pursue research in crime or security domains across the engineering and social sciences. Students can enter through various funding routes (self-funded, industry sponsors, scholarships).
During their PhD, all SECReT students develop an expertise in specific crime and security domains, e.g., cybercrime, terrorism, organised crime, sexual abuse, urban crime, environmental crime, heritage crime, etc.
Please visit out website for further information about our fields of research, which include:
Big data analysis
Scripting and process analysis
Social network analysis
Human error analysis
Ethics and technology
Forensic geoscience (soils, sediments, pollen, diatoms etc.)
Trace evidence (Gun Shot Residue, explosives, fibres, paint etc.)
Forensic Archaeology and Forensic Anthropology
Inference and Interpretation (Bayes Nets, Inductive Logic Programming)
Cognitive Forensics (decision making, cognitive issues)