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British Sign Language/English Interpreting and Translation - MA/PGDip


University of Central Lancashire Humanities & Social Sciences

Part time January PgDip, MA Part time: 12 weekend blocks over two years

About the course

The PGDip in British Sign Language/ English Interpreting and Translation 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, and the practical language manipulation skills that are required of competent interpreters. Successful completion of the PGDip allows students to register with the National Registers of Communication Professionals working with Deaf and Deafblind people (NRCPD)

The course will promote the necessary inter-relationship of these two elements and apply them in strategies for planning, delivering and reviewing your own professional interpreting work. The overall aim of this postgraduate course is to produce practitioners with high order

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Entry Requirements

Intermediate level British Sign Language skills (i.e. CACDP/SIGNATURE/NRCPD Stage 3 or equivalent). An undergraduate degree in a relevant field or equivalent. Potential to achieve postgraduate level academic performance (including linguistic performance). Potential to function as a competent member of the target work-force.


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