Level of education: Master programme

Type of instruction: Full-time

Duration: 2 years

Language of instruction: Russian

 

Main academic courses

  • Human Identification by Voice
  • Automated Processing and Interpretation of Speech Signals
  • Automatic Synthesis of Speech
  • Declarative and Scripting Programming Languages
  • Sound Systems Transfer
  • Phonosemantics
  • History of Phonetic Research
  • Methods of Describing and Studying Intonational Phenomena
  • General Phonetics
  • Semiotics

 

Our advantages

‘Speech Technology’

  • The programme trains specialists in the promising field of analysis and automatic processing of oral speech;
  • This is one of the few scientific and applied areas where Russian specialists not only meet international requirements but often advance them;
  • In similar master's degree programmes in Europe and the USA, graduates also obtain: programming skills, knowledge of statistical processing, modelling and automatic interpretation of the speech signal. However, in addition St Petersburg University graduates obtain a comprehensive linguistic education.

‘Phonetics and Speech Communication’

  • The programme trains specialists in the field of phonetic analysis and processing of oral speech. It also trains teachers about foreign language phonetics including Russian as a foreign language. The St Petersburg phonological school has existed for more than 100 years. It has always held and continues to occupy the leading positions in the world phonetic science;
  • In similar master's degree programmes in Europe and the USA, graduates also obtain knowledge of the phonetic system of the native language. However, in addition St Petersburg University graduates obtain: some variants of English and French; basics of language interaction manifested in an accent; and features of different speech types and styles.

Career

The programme is aimed at training specialists in general, experimental and applied phonetics, speech technologies and speech communication. The graduates can work in a wide range of areas: automatic processing of the speech signal, phonetics and verbal communication, speech technologies, linguistic problems of artificial intelligence, teaching foreign language phonetics.

Professions

  • Educator (professional training, professional education and additional professional education)
  • Database administrator
  • IT project manager
  • Software development manager
  • Technical writer
  • Support technician for information and communication systems
  • Information and communication systems administrator
  • NetApp administrator for information and communication systems
  • Systems programmer
  • TV presenter
  • Broadcasting media employee
  • Media editor
  • Printed media employee

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