Student Placements

We work with innovative organisations to offer business-relevant challenges for our students to address over a placement of around 12 weeks full time or part time. Students can be based either on-site with the partner business, at the University, or a mix of the two.

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A Multi-Disciplinary approach to Cyber Security

The Lancaster University Cyber Security Programme combines interdisciplinary teaching from a number of the University’s world-leading departments. Collaborating businesses will benefit from expertise from the School of Computing and Communications, Psychology, Law, Social Science, Politics and Philosophy and the Lancaster University Management School through business placement programme.

Each project will be undertaken by an appropriately skilled graduate with a background in cyber security management, cyber resilience, infrastructure protection and cyber behaviours. Each graduate will be supported by a named academic.

What expertise is on offer?

  • Security of large scale networks
  • Security of cyber physical systems and critical national infrastructures
  • New forms of privacy and identity
  • Cyber security behaviours
  • Threat intelligence and cyber analytics
  • Cyber security risk management
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What is the Process?

Each partner organisation provides an indication to the University of their wish to participate in the programme by the end of December each year. This indication gives details of the number of placements offered and, in broad terms, their likely topics and objectives.

Students are invited to apply for the offered placement opportunities from January. The students are interviewed and selected by the placement hosts. Students are assigned an academic supervisor and are expected to produce a detailed project specification by May. The placements take place from June until September, with the student generally spending the majority of this time on their host's premises.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have prepared some answers to the most commonly asked by companies questions regarding the student placement process. Please contact us if you would like further clarification.


Contact Us

For information on how your organisation can work with Security Lancaster Institute, please contact Dr Simon Tomlinson below.

Simon Tomlinson

Dr Simon Tomlinson

Data Science Business Engagement Manager

+44 (0)1524 510537 A00, A - Floor, ISS Building