From history to data science to computing
Megan, PhD in Computing
"I previously studied an undergrad in History and then a masters degree in Data Science and Business Analytics. Now, I’m doing my PhD in Computing here at the University of Plymouth, focusing on using AI to try and detect Parkinsons disease early through brain scans.
I was particularly interested in going back to academia because, at school, I had always loved maths and sciences, and I felt that I had kind of missed out on applying that in life.
I think it was important for me that I had that big break between undergraduate and postgraduate. It allowed me to mature and get to know what I wanted in life, and from my studies.
What I wanted to study was entirely unrelated to history, so that is why I did the conversion course. The Data Science conversion course here was just brilliant for taking all kinds of levels and abilities and getting us all to do data science and teaching us coding from scratch.