Communication, Behaviour and Credibility Analysis (MSc)

Manchester Metropolitan University

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
12 - 20 months

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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About Communication, Behaviour and Credibility Analysis at Manchester Metropolitan University

Year of entry

2017

Length

  • 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.

Tuition Fees

UK and EU students

UK and EU students: Part-time fee: £840 per 20 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Non-EU and Channel Island students

Non-EU international and Channel Island students: Part-time fee: £1450 per 20 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Additional Information

A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits, and an MFA 300 credits. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of study provided the course is completed in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Additional Costs

Specialist Costs

Optional Estimate: £400

How are these costs calculated?

All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 each year for books and printing.

Location

Manchester Campus

Department

Department of Information & Communications

Please note this course commences in January 2018, unless you fulfil the criteria for accredited prior learning (please see below for full details). 

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.

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Tuition Fees

UK and EU students

UK and EU students: Part-time fee: £840 per 20 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Non-EU and Channel Island students

Non-EU international and Channel Island students: Part-time fee: £1450 per 20 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Additional Information

A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits, and an MFA 300 credits. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of study provided the course is completed in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Career options after the course

This programme is designed, primarily, for those career specialists who want to engage in life-long learning in a way that benefits their chosen career paths. In many professions knowledge of interpersonal, linguistic, and other communicative behaviour are recognised to be essential in evaluating and communicating in multifarious formats (including digital).  Professionals who are likely to be attracted to the course will have a diverse range of backgrounds in academia, business, coaching, counselling, digital publishing (and web design), human resources, intelligence, investment, law enforcement, library and information, management, medicine, negotiation, security, sales, sport and social services.

On successful completion of this course, graduates will be able to: 

  • apply skills of critical analysis to real world situations within a defined range of contexts; 
  • demonstrate a high degree of professionalism characterised by initiative, creativity, motivation and self-management; 
  • express ideas effectively and communicate information appropriately and accurately using a range of media including ICT
  • develop working relationships using teamwork and leadership skills, recognising and respecting different perspectives; 
  • manage their professional development reflecting on progress and taking appropriate action; 
  • find, evaluate, synthesise and use information from a variety of sources; 
  • articulate an awareness of the social and community contexts within their disciplinary field.

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Notes about fees for this course

Fees for this course have yet to be confirmed and will be updated shortly

Information about fees and financial support

Entry requirements

Typical 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.

There's further information for international students on our international website if you're applying with non-UK qualifications.

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