British Sign Language

At Keele we offer 2 levels of British Sign Language, available to all Keele students and staff.

New for academic year 2018/19 the Language Centre will be offering two levels of British Sign Language. These modules are designed for students with no previous experience of British Sign Language (BSL), and who wish to gain basic BSL skills and deaf awareness. More information will be available after August 2018.

British Sign Language is used by nearly 350000 people in the UK, and for around 50000 of those it is their first or preferred language. It is an expressive language, and will allow you to communicate with sign language users in the most effective way. Not only will you learn a valuable skill, but it will also open up a whole new culture you - just wait until you learn how to tell a joke in BSL!

Keele Students

If you choose a Modern Language module as a free-standing elective within your undergraduate degree programme there is no additional cost.

If your principal programme does not allow you to take any free-standing elective modules you can still enrol on one language module per semester free of charge.  Equally, if you can only choose one free-standing elective per year you can take a second module in the same language without additional charges.


Students who have sufficient free-elective space but would like to take one or more Modern Language modules in addition to their degree have to pay a module fee of £250 for the first module and £199 for a second module in the same language in the same year.

We are pleased to offer our PGT and PGR students a number of free places on our language modules (subject to availability). For details please e-mail [email protected].

Please contact the Language Centre office ([email protected]) who will be happy to advise on any of the above.

Keele Staff

As part of Keele's international strategy, the Language Centre offers free places on credit-bearing language modules to staff.


Times for classes are dependent on the Keele undergraduate timetable and will be available from the beginning of the academic year.