The BA (Hons) British Sign language (Deaf Studies) is a long established and highly respected course with a team of Deaf and hearing staff from diverse backgrounds. It is one of the few courses of its kind in British Sign Language (Deaf Studies) in the UK.
Staff are active researchers, and these interests contribute to high quality teaching, curriculum development and innovation which underpins the teaching and learning that you will experience. The lecturing team have a variety of national and international expertise in teaching, professional qualifications and experience of working for a diverse range of public, private and voluntary sector organisations.
The course provides an opportunity for practical application of learning through a community-based research project in the final year as well as opportunities for volunteering. We recognise that you will have a unique learning journey and we will maximise your potential through a range of assessment types such as presentations, written assessments, problem-solving approaches, and reports. You will also have the opportunity to gain a recognised British Sign Language qualification.
The team believes in interactive learning and encourages full participation from all our students. External examiners have consistently highlighted our innovative learning, teaching and assessments regimes as a major strength.
My course has helped me pursue my career as it has given me the lived experience (From doing work experience) as the academic skills to help me learn and advance in my career.
Dawn Huitson a recent graduate of Deaf studies said below...
"My course benefited my career as it gave me the experience and academic skills to start in my dream Career. In my career I am able to learn and expand on my skills on a daily basis and use the experience and knowledge I learnt from my 3 years on the course."