University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton

Interpreting

The course 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. The qualification with develop theoretical and practical knowledge, skills and performance in interpreting and will be relevant for interpreters who work as sign language interpreters or translators and have English or British Sign Language as one of their working languages. 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 course 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. The dissertation will allow the learners to explore an aspect of SLT/I within a research study, after learning appropriate research design for the field.

Entry requirements

MA: The entry requirements for the MA Interpreting would include: 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. Students may apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) subject to the guidelines set out in the RPL Handbook. RPL includes accreditation of prior certificated learning and /or accreditation of prior experiential learning. Applications are also welcome from individuals who do not possess the above qualifications but who have significant interpreting or translation experience and are able to demonstrate previous non-certificated learning equivalent to the above. In such cases, admission to the programme will be based on an evaluation of the applicant's ability to continue to benefit from and achieve the award. Applicants may be required to attend an interview. International applicants with an equivalent of a 2:2 or above honours degree in Interpreting of their national sign language and spoken language with either English or BSL at NVQ 6 / C1 fluency and C1 fluency in their native sign language, may be accepted on the course. In such cases, admission to the programme will be based on an evaluation of the applicant's ability to continue to benefit from and achieve the award. Applicants may be required to attend an interview.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time September 2019 4,325 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 4,325 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 4,325 per Year 1 (EU) 3 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 4,325 per Year 1 (England) 3 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 4,325 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 Years
MA Part-time January 2020 4,325 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 Years
MA Part-time January 2020 4,325 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 Years
MA Part-time January 2020 4,325 per Year 1 (EU) 3 Years
MA Part-time January 2020 4,325 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 Years
MA Part-time January 2020 4,325 per Year 1 (England) 3 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus WV1 1SB West Midlands

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