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Phonetics and Phonology

University of York

12 months
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18700 GBP/year
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The Phonetics and Phonology programme from University of York study the sounds and sound patterns of the languages of the world from cognitive and social angles, integrating theory and data. 

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Overview

Explore the social, interactional, perceptual, and phonological importance of phonetic detail, why sounds of language change over time and why we have different accents. Investigate how we learn the phonologies of our first and second languages. 

Learn about a broad range of topics within the field, and be equipped to develop your own original research. 

Taught by a diverse group of researchers, you'll gain practical training in essential skills for phoneticians and phonologists, as well as a firm grounding in theory. We are recognised experts in our field, with specialisms in a wide range of areas including sociophonetics, language change, acquisition, prosody, articulation, corpus phonetics, and spoken interaction.

Careers and skills

Effective communication, critical thinking and project management skills are central to most careers. The study of linguistics at York equips you with these skills and others, which translate readily into any work context.

The graduates of the Phonetics and Phonology programme from University of York have an excellent record of pursuing fulfilling paths after graduation. Their work spans advertising, teaching English as a foreign language, IT, accountancy, broadcasting, clinical and forensic linguistics, retail management, and other careers.

Apart from your knowledge of linguistics, you will leave with the confidence and skills that come from successfully completing a demanding course and participating fully in university life.

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Career opportunities

  • Marketing and communications
  • Publishing
  • Broadcasting and journalism
  • Academic research and further study
  • Local government and public service
  • Finance and accountancy
  • Teaching
  • Clinical and forensic linguistics
  • Law
  • Software development

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Phonology
  • Advanced Phonetics
  • Research Training Seminar 
  • Quantitative Methods 
  • Language Variation and Change 
  • Semantics
  • Syntax 
  • Psycholinguistics 
  • Language Acquisition 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

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.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 or equivalent, which should include formal training in phonetics and phonology.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18700 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8440 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8440 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time (2 years)

  • UK: £4,220
  • International/EU: £9,350

Living costs for York

646 - 1124 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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