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British Sign Language / English Interpreting and TranslationPreston Campus
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Location: Preston Campus
Study mode full-time
Degree: PG Diploma
Start Date: 2021/01/06
Duration: 24 months
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University of Central Lancashire evaluation:
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 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. Those who successfully complete the PGDip are eligible to apply to the top-up MA.
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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About this university
There are an average of 2,000 international students attending the university from over 100 countries, often due to the range of international partnerships in place. There is a dedicated International Office that are available to help with matters such as the application process, visas and immigration advice and even help with coming to live in the city. There are a number of special international events held during the year to help students feel at home and learn about the larger community as well as with ties to their own cultures. The Student Union is the heart of activities outside the classroom as well as offer advice and representation for its members. It operates a two floor bar that has a number of well known music acts having performed there as well as another bar next door that is open every day during term time. There are some 35 different sports clubs on offer for students with many using the sports centre on campus. They take part in the BUCS leagues and also use the UCLan Sports Arena two miles from campus. There are also motor racing societies that run a team called UCLAN Racing. Student run media includes a newspaper called Pluto and there are numerous societies such as arts, interest and culture and faith based.