British Sign Language Modules for Undergraduates

BSL advice

Contact the lecturer
Mrs Nikiaisha Thompson

Imperial Horizons British Sign Language Modules are offered at two levels. 

The modules aim to equip you with a basic competence of everyday interaction with deaf people who use Sign Language. A selected range of topics will be covered using both classroom time and online resources. You will also learn about the nature of the British Deaf community, its culture and language.

The table below provides guidelines about our module levels and which year group they are offered to.

Please read the online module descriptions carefully and if you are in any doubt about which level you should be in, please contact the lecturer.

Course Pre-requisite Offered to  ECTS
BSL Level 1 For complete beginners - no previous experience 1st & 2nd years 0
BSL Level 2 For students who have completed Level 1 or equivalent 2nd years only 7.5
 BSL Level 1 is non-credit only and can not be taken for degree credit or as part of I-Explore.
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Level 2 is available to be taken for degree credit where your department allows. It is also available for extra credit. For further clarification of the credit terminology and the options allowed by your department, please see Taking a module for credit.

~Please note that Level 1 can not be taken by I-Explore students or for degree credit.

Imperial Horizons modules listed in our literature and on the website are those that the Centre is currently offering in the academic year listed. Modules run subject to sufficient demand and resources. The university reserves the right to cap numbers and change or discontinue modules.