Linguistics and English Language

MSc Speech & Language Processing

Combining elements of linguistics, computer science, engineering and psychology

Why study Speech & Language Processing at Edinburgh?

  • We're ranked in the world’s top 5 universities for linguistics in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018.
  • You will be part of a learning community which includes one of the largest concentration of language scientists in the UK
  • You will be taught by world-class experts in Linguistics, Informatics, Psychology and other related subject areas at the University

Programme overview

This programme covers all areas of speech and language processing, from phonetics, speech synthesis and speech recognition, to natural language understanding and machine translation

Programme structure and assessment

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


As a postgraduate student you will have access to a wide range of research resources and state-of-the-art facilities

Learning outcomes and careers

Many of our students have gone on to work in academia and industry

Help with your application

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

Frequently asked questions

Some common questions relating to this MSc programme

Programme teaching staff

Staff profiles of those involved in teaching on the programme

What our students say

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