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British Sign Language/English Interpreting PGDip/MA

University of Central Lancashire

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Preston Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    JAN-22

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Become a Registered Qualified Interpreter with our PGDip/MA in British Sign Language/ English Interpreting and Translation.

This course will enable you to apply your knowledge and skills in strategies for planning, delivering and reviewing your own professional interpreting work. It offers interpreters a structured career and professional development route that enables those currently practising to improve their skills and achieve not only a postgraduate diploma, but also nationally recognised qualification status.

The overall aim of this postgraduate course is to produce practitioners with high order interpreting skills who will be able to interpret between Deaf people whose first or preferred language is BSL and the many hearing people with whom they interact.

The course includes theoretically based knowledge of language, linguistics and culture required in order to understand the various client groups’ language choices and interact appropriately with them.

Why study with us

  • The course is taught over weekends, one weekend every other month for two years.
  • Successful completion of the course will enable you to register and work as a Professional British Sign Language interpreter.

Future careers

Successful British Sign Language/English Interpreting and Translation Studies students will be eligible to register and work as Professional British Sign Language interpreters.

You could teach and assess others, sign at theatre productions or television performances, or move into research. Students can also exit with PGDip awards.

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University information

University of Central Lancashire

  • University League Table

    89th

  • Campus address

    University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    74th out of 100 6

    26th out of 33 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    104 51%

    71st

    14
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.33 87%

    9th

    4
  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    114 55%

    24th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    14th

    12
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.39 88%

    3rd

    4

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