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Course summary

This long established and highly respected course with a team of Deaf and hearing staff from diverse backgrounds . It is one of the few courses of its kind in British Sign Language (Interpreting) in the UK. The award offers the potential to lead to RSLI or Trainee interpreter status recognised by the professional registration body - the NRCPD (see website). An opportunity for practical application of learning through a well-established work placement component in the final year. To date, upon graduation, students have found a high level of employability success. An opportunity to explore deaf blindness as part of your studies. The lecturing team have a variety of national and international expertise in teaching and professional qualifications and have experience working for a diverse range of public, private and voluntary sector organisations. Access to technology support for filming of 'live assessment' - use of filming studio, editing suite, as well as other situated learning environments. The team believes in interactive learning and encourages full participation from all our students: external examiners have consistently highlighted our innovative learning, teaching and assessments regimes as a major strength. Within the context of the University’s mission statement and its commitment to widening participation and equal opportunities, responsiveness to local, regional and national needs, curriculum innovation and continuing quality enhancement, the programme aims to: 1. Apply conceptual, theoretical and vocational knowledge of BSL to the study of Deaf people and their language. 2. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Deaf issues within a wider context. 3. Develop interpersonal skills in a bilingual environment and gain/demonstrate an awareness of the impact of the interpreter upon the communities they serve. 4. Evidence knowledge of interpreting ethics and protocol in a number of interpreting settings. 5. Graduate individuals to work cohesively in an interpreting environment in accordance with the national interpreting registration standards (NIRS)/National Occupational Standards for interpreting (NOSI). 6. Sustain and foster the enjoyment of lifelong learning within the professional development of individual interpreters.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required prior to attending the final year work placement modules. Your tutors will notify you when to start this process. The DBS does not form part of the entry conditions, but students are made aware of possible difficulties with regards to work placement site allocations and registration as an interpreter with the Professional Registration Body (NRCPD) if any issues arise. This is to avoid the situation where students study part of the course or complete the course but cannot find employment in the sector due to DBS issues.

English language requirements

As an EU or International applicant you will need to showcase your English language proficiency skills during your admissions process. The below qualifications are accepted for a number of courses, please be aware these scores are a guide on what is acceptable. We have a suite of courses that require differing English language proficiency, these requirements are there to ensure that you have the correct ability to achieve your desired qualification with us. You will also need to check each individual course page for accuracy as our Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies courses require specific English qualifications prior to entry.

English Language Requirements - EU and International Applicants

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

If you are a UK student enrolling on a full-time Foundation Degree or a Bachelor degree programme at the University of Wolverhampton in 2023/4, your fee for this academic year will be £9,250. This is a yearly fee, and will increase with inflation in subsequent years (in line with the government’s fee requirements). If you are an English student studying your first higher education qualification, you can apply for a tuition fee loan from the Student Loans Company. You will not start repaying this loan until you leave the course and are earning over £25,000 a year. If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you should apply to Student Finance Wales, Student Finance Northern Ireland, or SAAS. The loans and grants available to you will differ from those available from Student Finance England. More information about UK Fees please go to our website here - and International: More information about International Fees please go to our website here -
British Sign Language (Interpreting) at University of Wolverhampton - UCAS