Linguistics and English Language

MSc Phonetics

A comprehensive grounding in the theory and practice of phonetics

Why study Phonetics at Edinburgh?

  • We're ranked 3rd in the UK and 5th in the world for linguistics (QS World University Rankings by subject 2022).
  • Linguistics & English Language is rated 3rd in the UK by Times Higher Education for the quality and breadth of the research using the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021).

  • Edinburgh was the second university in the UK, and first in Scotland, to establish a phonetics department, led from 1948 by David Abercrombie
  • You will be part of a learning community which includes one of the largest concentration of language scientists in the UK

Programme overview

The MSc in Phonetics will give a comprehensive, intensive grounding in the theory and practice of phonetics

Programme structure and assessment

This programme comprises two semesters of taught compulsory and optional courses, followed by a dissertation

Learning outcomes and careers

This programme provides you with a range of knowledge and skills to prepare you for a variety of career paths

When to apply

We operate a gathered field approach to MSc applications, find out how this works

Help with your application

When applying you should include a personal statement detailing your academic abilities and your reasons for applying for the programme

Fees and funding

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Programme teaching staff

Staff profiles of those involved in teaching on the programme

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