ESports (with Foundation Year) at University of Northampton - UCAS

University of Northampton

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The University of Northampton

ESports (with Foundation Year)

Course summary

BSc (Hons) Esports places significant emphasis on the development of knowledge and real-world skills needed in sport technology, analytics, media, marketing, gameplay, and performance, to meet the growing demand for qualified graduates in the fastpaced world of Esports. The degree is split into three levels. In the first level, you’ll develop a breadth of knowledge and skills, in the fields of competitive gameplay analysis, Esports marketing, Esports journalism and reporting, the psychology behind Esports performance and coaching, and you’ll even work towards organising your first Esports event. The Integrated Foundation Year (IFY) offers a new and exciting route into studying for a degree, attracting ambitious and driven students who are willing to learn and advance. If you have non-standard qualifications or do not quite meet the admissions requirements we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year programme which includes an Integrated Foundation Year. The Integrated Foundation Year will help you develop the theoretical/practical and academic skills you need, in order to successfully progress to the full award. Featuring a reduced tuition fee in the first year, our four-year courses will enable you to successfully follow the degree pathway of your choice while gaining essential study skills. The foundation year of your chosen degree will be studied on a full-time basis and is aimed at supporting the transition to higher education. Years two, three and four are then studied as a standard degree programme. By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that:

  • You will experience student life at the University’s £330 million Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day and find out more.
  • Students enrolling on this course at Northampton will be provided with their own brand new laptop* to keep at no additional cost. All sports clubs and societies are free to join at Northampton and every essential course text book is available via the library, meaning you won’t have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website (
  • At UON we guarantee a room in our Halls of Residence for all new full-time, first year students who apply and accept their room offer by June 2024 - and we won't ask for a deposit for September 2024**
  • Our expert academics teach in small groups supported with one to one assistance. Our academics and students form a tight bond, providing individualised support and guidance whilst challenging students academically.
  • Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd.
The Northampton Employment Promise
  • We’re so confident in our careers and employability support that if you achieve at least a 2:2 degree and complete either our Employability Plus Gold programme or achieve a Changemaker Gold Certificate during your time studying with us, but still haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating, we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you or support you into postgraduate study.
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Stage 1a: • Transition to University – Learning to Learn (compulsory) • Investigating Your Subject (compulsory) • Foundations in Business Marketing and Management (compulsory) • Negotiated Learning Project (compulsory) Stage 1b • Understanding esports Media (Compulsory) • Doing Sport and Exercise Psychology in the Digital Age (Compulsory) • Ready, Player One? Gameplay and Academic Skills (Compulsory) • Esports Event Fundamentals (Compulsory) • Digital esports Marketing (Compulsory) • Esports Business Fundamentals (Compulsory) Stage 2 • Ready, Player 2? Coaching, Strategy and Analysis for Esports (Compulsory) • Casting and Streaming (Compulsory) • Esports Event Theory and Design (Compulsory) • Sport Business Market Research (Compulsory) • Esports Professional Practice (Compulsory) • Talent Identification and Development (designated) • Digital Sport Marketing (designated) • Business Strategy for esports (Compulsory) OPTIONAL PLACEMENT YEAR • Sport Optional Placement Year (Designated) Stage 3 • Esports Development Project (Compulsory) • Social and Welfare Issues in Sport (designated) • Esports Industry Experience (Designated) • Business Success in the Global esports Market (Designated) • Psychology of Peak Performance (Designated) • Managing esports Marketing Campaigns (Designated) • Global Sport Media (designated) • Esports Event Production and Delivery (designated) Module information is quoted for 2023 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation
  • Year 1

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Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6750 Year 1
England £6750 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6750 Year 1
Scotland £6750 Year 1
Wales £6750 Year 1
Channel Islands £6750 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that fees for other than the first year of the course will be in line with the University's standard fee for undergraduate degree courses
ESports (with Foundation Year) at University of Northampton - UCAS