Forensic Phonetics, M.A. | University of York | York, United Kingdom
12 months
22250 GBP/year
9990 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MA in Forensic Phonetics at the University of York combines general linguistic-phonetic theory and method with extensive practical experience in analysis of forensic materials.

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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).

Career opportunities

  • Academic research
  • Computing and software development
  • Emergency services
  • Forensic speech laboratories
  • Police
  • Security services
  • Speech technology
  • Teaching

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Phonetics
  • Advanced Phonology
  • Language Variation and Change 
  • Technical Foundations of Forensic Speech Science
  • Sociophonetics 
  • Quantitative Methods 
  • Research Training

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications can be submitted year-round, but we recommend you apply as early as possible as entry to many courses is competitive.


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2.1 or equivalent; in most circumstances a background in phonetics is required

Tuition Fee

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    22250 GBP/year
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  • National

    9990 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9990 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for York

646 - 1124 GBP /month
Living costs

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