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University of Wolverhampton

Interpreting (British Sign Language/English) plus Foundation Year

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Linguistics
Student score
78% LOW
% employed or in further study
98% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£15k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

UCAS tariff points

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 48 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

The Interpreting (BSL/English) plus foundation degree is a four year course and, for the final three years of study, follows the same aims, content and professional accreditation as the Interpreting (BSL/English) degree. These pages will give you specific information about the first year of study. The extra year of study on this course enables students with no or little prior knowledge of sign language to develop the skills they need for the BA (Hons) Interpreting (BSL/English) degree. Some of our students have already achieved a basic BSL qualification, but choose this route in order to gain confidence and a deeper knowledge of the language. In one academic year, students will be guided from Basic through to Intermediate Sign Language and will cover a range of topics including environmental and political issues, travel, and health. Students are given the time and support to develop both expressive and receptive skills, with considerable focus placed on understanding and applying essential grammatical structures. Experienced and enthusiastic teaching staff use a range of interactive and innovative teaching and learning methods in class and online, and students also have the opportunity to attend interpreted theatre performances and other cultural events. An enhanced DBS is required prior to attending the final year work placement modules


University of Wolverhampton

On campus

The University of Wolverhampton has a long history of providing students with the opportunities presented by a first class education. We continue to excel in the areas that have contributed to our excellent reputation: award-winning teaching, state-of-the-art facilities, international partnerships, strong business links and innovative research.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 92%
Student score 78% LOW
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
15% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
83% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
16% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
266 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
57% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
14% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £15k LOW
Graduates who are childcare and related personal services


Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations


Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Linguists are in demand across the economy and can be found in a range of industries where good communication skills are required. Graduates from language subjects are, not surprisingly, more likely than most others to get jobs working overseas, with Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) a popular option. Linguists are particularly likely to get jobs in marketing, in finance, in education and in management. Postgraduate study is also popular, with many graduates taking Masters courses or training to be teachers. Remember — whilst employers say they rate language skills, you need to have them as part of a whole package of good skills.
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