BA (Hons)

British Sign Language & Deaf Studies (Foundation Entry)

4 years
September 2024

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

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  • You will undertake field trips and that will help you to gain real-world experience at local and regional events where sign language users are gathering, as well as places of interest to the course, such as the British Deaf History Museum trip.
  • You may be offered an opportunity to join an international trip to experience other sign languages and cultures.
  • 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.
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The course is so interesting for everyone, and it can be tailored to your interests and goals with ease.
Coralie Bradley-Carter
BA (Hons) British Sign Language and Deaf Studies
United Kingdom

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£9,250 for the first year
Full-time£9,250 per year
First year£16,400 for the first year
Full-time£16,500 per year

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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