• Question: What qualifications did you get?

    Asked by chelsea22 on 28 Jan 2020.
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      Fiona Macfarlane answered on 28 Jan 2020:

      I did

      Standard Grade (Scottish GCSE) Maths, English, Biology, Chemistry, Music, Graphic Design, German and Geography

      Highers (Scottish A levels); Maths, English, Biology, Chemistry, Music, History and Modern Studies (Politics) and Advance higher Maths (further maths)

      Then I did a degree (BSc) in Mathematical Biology and PhD in Applied Maths

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      Maja Popovic answered on 28 Jan 2020: last edited 28 Jan 2020 1:40 pm

      high school (approximately A level): maths

      studies (BsC + MsC): electrical engineering, major in telecommunications

      PhD: computer science
      PhD topic: machine translation (sub-field of natural language processing/computational linguistics)

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      Deirdre Toher answered on 30 Jan 2020:

      Irish state exams taken at age 18 (Leaving Certificate): English, Irish, Maths, Applied Maths, French, Physics, Chemistry, Accountancy
      Undergraduate degree: BA (Hons) Mathematics
      PhD in Statistics (in developing statistical methods for checking if food is what it claims to be, specificially using non-invasive methods, so that the food is still suitable for consumption afterwards).
      I also have a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (a PGCHE), which is a teaching qualification for those who teach in universities.