menu icon
Book your open day visit nowClick to book open day

Different course options

Full time | The University of Edinburgh | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Phonetics / Phonology

Course type


Course Summary

Programme description

This programme will give you a comprehensive grounding in the theory and practice of phonetics.


In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), Linguistics research at Edinburgh is ranked 1st in Scotland and 2nd in the UK (Times Higher Education, Modern Languages and Linguistics, Rank order by GPA).

Key aims and skills

The programme has a strong practical emphasis. It is designed primarily for graduates wishing to continue studying phonetics at PhD level, and for those wishing to use phonetics as a tool for investigation in related fields, including historical linguistics, phonology, developmental linguistics, psychology and speech technology.

Career opportunities

This course is primarily as a conversion course if you are looking to do serious postgraduate work in: phonetics; speech pathology; speech processing; forensic linguistics; related fields.

You will also receive training in practical skills, for example statistics and computational techniques, which could be relevant for a variety of different fields.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)


Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent, in linguistics, psychology, computer science or a related field.

Similar courses at different universities