Speech and language technology graduates are in demand, in areas like machine translation, document indexing and retrieval, and speech recognition. Our world-leading language and speech research staff will help you to develop the skills you need.
Prepare for your career
Our courses give you experience of how real-world projects work. We consult with big employers to ensure that you develop the skills and the personal qualities they’re looking for.
You’ll learn about the issues that matter in global business and industry. Our graduates go into academic and industrial research, the software industry, banking and finance. They work for companies such as Logica, IBM, Hewlett Packard, PWC, Vodafone, the BBC and HSBC.
Our challenge is to use computation to understand all kinds of systems: computer systems, living systems and cognitive systems. Our research areas include robotics, machine learning, speech and language processing, virtual reality, computational systems biology and software verification and testing. It’s work that makes a difference to people’s lives.
Network and hardware
We have our own high-performance network so you can access our advanced computing facilities. There are labs for teaching smaller groups, wi-fi coverage throughout the department, and you can connect your own laptop to the network. Mobile devices and tablets are available for you to borrow for project work.
We also use specialised equipment: an immersive virtual reality facility, robotics hardware and an acoustic booth for speech processing research.
Research Methods and Professional Issues; Dissertation Project; Text Processing; Natural Language Processing; Speech Processing; Speech Technology; Machine Learning and Adaptive Intelligence.
Examples of optional modules
Object-Oriented Programming and Software Design; Modelling and Simulation of Natural Systems; Theory of Distributed Systems; 3D Computer Graphics; Computer Security and Forensics; Testing and Verification in Safety-critical Systems; Intelligent Web; Software and Hardware Verification; Software Development for Mobile Devices; Virtual Environments and Computer Games Technology; Java E-Commerce; Network Performance Analysis.
Teaching and assessment
We use lectures, tutorials and group work. Assessment is by formal examinations, coursework assignments and a dissertation.
SAM FERNANDO, MSC IN COMPUTER SCIENCE WITH SPEECH AND LANGUAGE PROCESSING
My MSc project has led directly to a paper which is now being submitted to an international conference.
Minimum 2:1 honours degree in a relevant field such as computer science, engineering, linguistics, mathematics or psychology. Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Recipient: University of Sheffield
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