University of York

University of York

Phonetics and Phonology

The course aims to impart a general foundation and background in phonetics and phonology and give students a practical training in techniques used in phonetic analysis. Study enables students to apply their skills and knowledge to linguistic data, introduces them to research questions and methodologies in phonetics and phonology and enables them to perform original research in phonetics and phonology.

Entry requirements

You should normally hold or expect to receive at least a 2.1 or equivalent in your 1st degree, which should include formal training in phonetics and phonology. This course assumes a strong interest in phonetics and phonology, and familiarity with the terminology and methodology of these fields.

Course modules

Module includes: advanced phonology; advanced phonetics; quantitative methods; research training seminar; dissertation. One module from a wide range of options including modules on Language variation and change and Phonological acquisition. Optional modules: articulatory and impressionistic phonetics; computational phonology; phonetics of talk-in-interaction; phonological variation and change; topics in phonological development.

Assessment methods

As for the taught modules, assessment is typically by an exam, a dossier of exercises or a short essay for the Autumn Term Modules, and by a 5,000 word essay or equivalent for the Spring Term Modules.

Sponsorship information

Arts and Humanities Research Board studentships (competitive basis); University offers range of studentships and scholarships for full-time graduate students, bursaries (40% of fee) for part-time students, scholarships (on competitive basis) for overseas candidates of high academic ability, limited number of bursaries (contribution towards tuition fees) for self-financing students who meet unexpected financial problems.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,450 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 15,150 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 3,320 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 7,840 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of York York YO10 5DD Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

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