Savitri Pandey

MSc in Natural Computation

Why did you choose to study the MSc in Natural Computation at York?

I chose the MSc in Natural Computation as I'd like to pursue a research career, and the course offers me the choice of continuing in Computer Science or Biology, or both!

Why did you choose to study Computer Science at the University of York?

It is one of the best universities in the world for Computer Science, which will certainly boost my career in whichever field I choose to continue my research career.

What do you particularly like about being a Computer Science student at York?

The MSc in Natural Computation is a combination of Computer Science, Biology and Mathematics, and I have learnt how to use natural phenomena to generate computer programmes that can follow natural behaviour, such as in swarm robotics.

Teaching quality is excellent - it isn't text book oriented and it always encourages you  to develop your understanding on a topic by reading journals and research articles. I really appreciate the help I got from my supervisor to help me understand the topics covered, and the staff have been friendly and very supportive. It's great that I can access a world-class computer laboratory 24/7 without worrying about the time - I can access it according to the way I like to work. 

I have lived in York for the past five years - it is an excellent place to live, everyone is friendly, and as it is really historic, there's lots of things happening all year round and a lot of them are free!

Would you recommend York and the Department of Computer Science?

Yes, I would recommend York and the Department - the knowledge and confidence I have got from coming to a world-class university and the excellent facilities make it a great place to study. 

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