University of Wolverhampton

36 months
2884 GBP/year
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The Interpreting programme offered by the University of Wolverhampton is designed to provide learners with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in sign language interpreting or translation (SLT/I) within several domains to enhance employability.

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The course is intellectually stimulating and upon completion learners will have the skills, knowledge and understanding to apply theoretical frameworks to real world interpreting and translation situations, support co-interpreters/translators and engage in complex SLT/I work in the medical, legal and conference domains.

The Interpreting programme offered by the University of Wolverhampton adopts an interdisciplinary approach that will enable learners to develop an understanding of complex and challenging SLT/I environments. 

Skills development includes professionalising working languages, updating your knowledge of new research and its application to our work and critical reflection on one’s own and others practice.

Career opportunities

The course prepares learners to work as sign language translators/interpreters (SLT/I) within the health, legal and conference domains and is the only course in the country to engage in situated learning alongside allied professions. The profession has been seeking greater levels of specialism for legal and health settings and this course will provide that degree of specialism.

Learners also have the option to progress to higher degree. A master’s qualification prepares graduates for PhD study. Increasingly the department is attracting PhD students in the subject area.

Programme Structure

Course include:

  • Discourse and Interaction
  • Translanguaging and transnational signed communication
  • Interpreting – Healthcare Settings
  • English Legal System and Legal Skills
  • Interpreting – Legal Settings
  • Interpreting– Conference Settings
  • Critical reflective interpreting practice

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Direct applications can be made any time prior to the start date but we will need sufficient time to get the documents from you and process the application.


IELTS or TOEFL needed


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A first or second class (2:2 minimum) undergraduate honours degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent, or a professional qualification and/or experience considered to be equivalent to the above
  • A reference from a tutor who has supervised the applicant’s undergraduate studies and/or employer
  • NVQ level 6/C1 fluency in BSL
  • And/or NVQ level 6/C1 fluency in English

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    2884 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2884 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.


  • Postgraduate Loans
    • Professional and Career Development Loan
    • Charitable Funding
    • University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount
    • Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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