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BA (Hons)

British Sign Language & Deaf Studies (Foundation Entry)

4 Years
September 2023
Campus Taught

Interested in learning BSL and working in the Deaf community? Come and study on the British Sign Language & Deaf Studies Foundation Entry course.

Why study with us

  • Our ‘others in English studies’ courses at the University of Central Lancashire rank 1st in the UK for overall student satisfaction. (National Student Survey 2022).
  • Our ‘others in English studies’ courses at the University of Central Lancashire rank 1st in the UK for learning opportunities and 1st in the UK for learning community. (National Student Survey 2022).
  • Our staff members include Fellow of the Higher Education Academy Lynne Barnes, who is recognised for her work in BSL and Deaf Studies.

What you'll do

  • You’ll be taught by a mixed deaf and hearing team who are experts in a range of topics including linguistics, translation studies, community and history.
  • There are opportunities to take a work placement module as part of your overall programme of study.
  • You’ll have an opportunity to study abroad. In recent years we’ve provided students with opportunities in Finland, Germany, the USA and Holland.

The BSL Bill – what you need to know

Module overview

Course delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


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.

Join us on campus

Book a place at our Undergraduate Open Day on Saturday 17 June. Here you'll be able to explore our campus and facilities, meet academic staff and chat to students.

Book your place

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Future careers

British Sign Language and Deaf Studies Foundation Entry could lead to a variety of careers and professions, including: lecturers, teachers, BSL/English interpreters, social workers, educational support workers, or working with the media or the police.

Fees and funding

First year£6000 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£10000 for the first year
Full-time£14250 per year
First year£6,500 for the first year
Full-time£9,250 per year
First year£11,000 for the first year
Full-time£14,900 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

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

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Humanities, Language & Global Studies located in the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at the University of Central Lancashire on our student contract page