Taught course

Forensic Speech Science

University of York · Department of Language and Linguistic Science

Entry requirements

2:1 or equivalent

Months of entry


Course content

Forensic Speech Science (FSS) comprises various applications of phonetics, linguistics, acoustics, and speech technology to tackling problems in police work or providing evidence in legal cases.

Areas of FSS also overlap with those central to speech and recording technology, and to automatic speaker recognition as used to establish a person’s identity.
The MSc equips you with a comprehensive foundation in the aims, practices, and principles involved in this range of tasks. The learning experience integrates scholarly and professional contexts, and provides students with the opportunity to analyse real case data. Students also gain hands-on experience of the latest generation of automatic speaker recognition technology, made available through the Department’s partnership with leading speech technology companies.

Information for international students

If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:

IELTS: 6.5, minimum 6.5 in writing and 6.0 in all other components

For more information see our postgraduate English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator