Deaf Studies

Deaf Studies is offered as a joint honours degree which means that you study it in combination with another subject.

Follow the links below for a brief summary of each available Deaf Studies award, including information on the aims of various courses and their entry requirements:

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Why study Deaf Studies at Wolverhampton?

Wolverhampton has pioneered the use of interactive web-based forums for teaching and assessment. These activities have proved very popular with students. Being taught British Sign Language, using digital and analogue facilities, adds a unique dimension to the study of inclusive practices in society.

Support for your academic skills and pastoral care are provided and the opportunity to experience peer mentoring is also available.

During the course you will have the opportunity to gain academic credits while volunteering in a local agency or care setting

Students are taught to understand a bi-lingual and bicultural approach towards Deaf sign language users.

Academic and pastoral support is provided as a priority by deaf and hearing tutors from day one of the course. Peer mentoring offers an extra support mechanism.


Deaf Studies students move on to a variety of settings and, depending on your choice of subject, you could be working in areas as diverse as social work, disability access, teaching deaf children, research, advocacy, working with deafblind people or speech therapy. Whichever route you choose, your future has the potential to be full of variety and incredibly rewarding. Certain Deaf Studies modules offer University certification in recognition of your sign language attainment.

Further information please see our Careers Essentials page.

More information

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