Manchester Metropolitan University

Communication, Behaviour and Credibility Analysis

This course is based on theories and techniques relating to the study of communication, the message and its channels; with a specific focus upon the behaviour and interactions of provider(s) and receiver(s). Its aim is to equip you with the requisite knowledge and skill sets to assess the credibility of content, its delivery and, where relevant, any potential deception and assessment of intentions, motivations and/or emotional states. The interdisciplinary programme will develop your research skills in Communication Behaviour and Credibility Analysis drawing on the core disciplines of Linguistics, Psychology, Sociology and Information and Communications. This includes the specialist areas of Forensic Linguistics, Criminology, Communication Theory and Digital Information.

Entry requirements

MSc: The MSc has been specifically designed to admit students who have previously completed a postgraduate certificate or diploma (up to a maximum of 90 credits) in related programmes on human communication and emotional intelligence, and where accredited prior learning can be demonstrated.

Course modules

Year 1: Core unit: The linguistics of interpersonal communication; Using technology to 'read' people: the possibilities and the limitations. Year 2: Core unit: Research project. Optional units: digital interactions and behaviour; The psychology of interpersonal communication; The sociology of interpersonal communication.

Assessment methods

This course is assessed through coursework.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2018 - 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 - 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site M15 6BH North West

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