What's it like to do a PhD in Data Science?
Data Science is a field that is constantly evolving. The quantity of data produced every day is increasing and so is the need for professionals who can help make sense of it. A PhD in Data Science will help you do just that. You will be researching into a particular problem in Data Science or developing new techniques to handle data.
Some popular research topics in Data Science include:
- Machine learning
- Computer vision
- Natural language processing
- Text mining
- Cyber security
Your research might involve writing a thesis or producing a portfolio of academic publications. You will be advised to read certain amount of material during your PhD. You will also be required to complete a compulsory research training module during your first year.
To be able to complete a PhD in Data Science, you will need to work under the guidance of a supervisor who will help you with your research and provide guidance on writing your thesis.
A PhD in Data Science takes between 3-4 years to complete. If you are doing a PhD that entails writing a thesis, you will also have to submit an 80,000-word thesis at the end of your programme.