Linguistics and English Language

Learning outcomes and careers

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

Within academia

Many students who graduate from this programme go on to study for a PhD, which will typically lead to either an academic position or to a research position in industry.

The MSc/Dip in Speech and Language Processing is excellent preparation for a PhD. Many students are unsure about whether they wish to do a PhD, and this programme is an excellent way to help you make that decision.

Recent graduates from the programme have gone on to study for their PhD at:

  • Fudan University
  • KTH
  • KU Leuven
  • MIT
  • NTNU
  • Northwestern University
  • Ohio State University
  • Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
  • Technische Universität München
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Leipzig
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Padua
  • University of Sheffield
  • Université Toulouse II-Le Mirail
  • Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu

Former students have research or faculty positions at universities including:

  • Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
  • KU Leuven
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Macquarie University
  • Northeastern University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • RIKEN Brain Science Institute
  • Simon Fraser University
  • Stanford University
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Calgary
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Within industry

Graduates from this programme have found excellent positions in industry directly after graduation.

Recent graduates have gone on to work in industry for:

  • Amazon
  • Appen
  • Apple
  • BBN
  • British Telecom
  • ClearForest (Thomson Reuters)
  • Cmed Technology
  • Comtext Systems Inc.
  • ConsultancyHuis
  • DaimlerChrysler
  • EF Education First
  • Eckoh Technologies
  • Ericsson
  • Euroling
  • Ginger Software
  • Google
  • Gracenote
  • Health Service Executive, Ireland
  • IBM
  • Jibo
  • LIU
  • Linguaemundi
  • Loquendo
  • Microsoft
  • Microsoft Research Asia
  • Nuance
  • Papercup
  • Phonetic Arts
  • Quorate
  • Rhetorical Systems
  • Sensory Inc.
  • SIG
  • Skyscanner
  • Speechmatics
  • Symantec
  • Trafsys
  • VICO Research & Consulting

Several have started up companies, some directly after the MSc, including:

  • Nested
  • Openhearted
  • Alivox