Masters | Postgraduate Course - Forensic Speech Science MSc Course Details within University of York

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Forensic Speech Science MSc

Study Details

MSc 1 year Full-time

The MSc in Forensic Speech Science provides a comprehensive foundation in the aims, practices, and principles of speech analysis for forensic purposes. The course will: provide a thorough grounding in the theoretical underpinnings of forensic speech analysis, especially in phonetics, acoustics, and sociolinguistics/language variation; introduce students to the practical techniques used in forensic speech and audio analysis; provide students with an appreciation of theoretical and methodological problems in performing forensic speech and audio analysis; enable students to apply their skills and knowledge to recorded materials from real criminal cases; enable students to perform original research in speaker comparison and speech content analysis; impart understanding of the role and responsibilities of the forensic speech scientist as expert witness.

Entry Requirements

You should normally hold or expect to receive at least a 2.1 or equivalent in your 1st degree.
If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to. For more information, see: