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.
Students entering the MSc with 60 credits of accredited prior learning (APL) typically take 20 months to complete the programme of study. They commence their first year of studies in January and move into the second year in September.
There is also the option of those entering the MSc with 60 credits to commence their studies in September on a 12 month course. It should be noted, however, that this particular avenue is an intensive one, requiring students to be able to study almost full time.
Students entering the MSc with 90 credits of accredited prior learning (APL) typically take 12 months to complete the programme of study. This programme of study commences in September.
This course is assessed through coursework.