MSc Computer Science with Speech and Language Processing

Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering

Our project-based courses give you valuable hands-on experience. We teach you how to apply what you learn in business and industry, anywhere in the world.

Genesys Solutions, the student-run software company, has really helped increase my knowledge of developing software in industry. When I graduate I’d like to work in the software industry as a software developer and would like to make an impact by solving challenging problems in software development.

Samra Abbas, Postgraduate student in Department of Computer Science

About the course

September 2018 start

Course description

Accredited by the British Computer Society

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.

Computer science postgraduates

Core modules

  • Text Processing
  • Speech Processing
  • Speech Technology
  • Machine Learning and Adaptive Intelligence
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Research Methods and Professional Issues
  • Dissertation Project.

Examples of optional modules

  • Parallel Computing with Graphical Processing Units (GPUs)
  • Cloud Computing
  • Modelling and Simulation of Natural Systems
  • Software Development for Mobile Devices
  • The Intelligent Web.

Teaching and assessment

We use lectures, tutorials and group work. Assessment is by formal examinations, coursework assignments and a dissertation.


Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 honours degree in a relevant field such as computer science, engineering, linguistics, mathematics or psychology.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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Professor Noel Sharkey

This has become a passion for me. Robots are set to bring us many benefits such as robot surgery and domestic service as well as space exploration and access to extreme environments to monitor the effects of climate change.

Professor Noel Sharkey

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.

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Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

E: dcs@sheffield.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)114 222 1800

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.