Taught course

Communication, Behaviour and Credibility Analysis

Manchester Metropolitan University · Department of Information and Communications

Entry requirements

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. Typical examples of relevant accredited prior learning (APL) include the courses offered by the EIA group.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

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.

Features and benefits of the course:

  • A particular focus on interpersonal communication: the reading of self and others, in respect to feelings and motivations as well as meaning(s), using one or more of the communication channels (face, voice, body, language, ANS).
  • The course is designed to be delivered in block weeks (to ensure a strong cohort identity for the group), and online classes (many of which are recorded so that you can work though them – and return to them – in your own time).
  • You will be trained to become a skillful researcher-practitioner. You will be encouraged to draw upon and share your own relevant professional experiences in each of the units; and to undertake a project, which has direct relevance to your profession/ career aims in the Research Project.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification and course duration


part time
20 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

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