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.
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.
Recipient: Manchester Metropolitan University
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