British Sign Language/English Interpreting and Translation

2-3 Years
January 2025
Campus Taught

Become a Registered Qualified Interpreter or Translator with our two-year PGDip in British Sign Language/English Interpreting and Translation. You can choose to continue your studies to master’s level to get an MA.

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.
  • The course is delivered in either BSL or English, depending on the module content.

What you'll do

  • This course allows you to fit work around your studies on a part-time, distance-learning course.
  • When you have successfully completed the PGDip, you will be eligible to apply to the top-up MA.  
  • Learn through a range of teaching strategies which will include a mixture of theory and practical sessions.


Course delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


Please note the delivery information for this course is accurate for the academic year 2023/24. The information displayed in this section may not yet accurately reflect how the course will be delivered in 2024/25 but this information will be updated by December 2023.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Meet the team

Dr Nicola Nunn
Senior Lecturer in British Sign Language and Deaf Studies
School of Psychology and Humanities

As a British Sign Language user, Nicola Nunn spent many years working with the British Deaf community before joining the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) as British Sign Language and Deaf Studies lecturer in 2002. She is a valued member of staff, and is committed to excel…

Dr Junhui Yang account
Dr JunHui Yang
Senior Lecturer
School of Psychology and Humanities

JunHui teaches Sign Linguistics, Deaf People in Society, Sign and Society, and British Sign Language courses in BSL & Deaf Studies Team. She supervises postgraduate project on sign languages and international Deaf cultural studies. Her international collaborations are constantly …

Future careers

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

Fees and funding

Part-time£933 per 20 credits
Part-time£1,000 per 20 credits

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Psychology and Humanities

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