You'll learn about theoretical and methodological problems in performing forensic speech and audio analysis. The course also enables you to perform original research in speaker comparison and speech content analysis.
The MA in Forensic Phonetics at the University of York provides you with the necessary skills for further work in the forensic domain and related employment. It is also excellent preparation for a PhD in phonetics, sociolinguistics, language variation and change, or acoustics.
Careers and skills
Our graduates have gone on to employment with police services and forensic laboratories, and have become academic researchers. This programme provides you with the requisite skills, understanding and knowledge to work effectively and increase your employability in forensic domains as well as in related fields such as the police, emergency call services and security services. The MA qualification will enable you to apply for membership of the International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics (IAFPA).
- Academic research
- Computing and software development
- Emergency services
- Forensic speech laboratories
- Security services
- Speech technology
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- Advanced Phonetics
- Advanced Phonology
- Language Variation and Change
- Technical Foundations of Forensic Speech Science
- Quantitative Methods
- Research Training
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- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Applications can be submitted year-round, but we recommend you apply as early as possible as entry to many courses is competitive.
DisciplinesLanguage Studies Forensic Science Linguistics View 370 other Masters in Linguistics in United Kingdom
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- 2.1 or equivalent; in most circumstances a background in phonetics is required
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International20940 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 20940 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9750 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9750 GBP per year during 12 months.
Living costs for York
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.