Staffordshire University

Esports (with a foundation year) Staffordshire University Degree level: Undergraduate

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This course is brand new for September 2018. Focusing on the business side of esports, this is a unique course taught from what is considered to be one of the largest and best games universities in the UK.

The BA (Hons) Esports focuses on the business of esports. You will learn how to host small and large scale events for single player and multi-player teams, create business plans to develop teams, create online communities and promote your events through digital marketing. You will also get the opportunity to explore the culture of esports, its audience and fan base and different game genres that make up the most popular in current times.

Staffordshire University is considered to be one of the largest and best games universities in the UK. In 2016 we were the best place in the UK to study games design and development by ALPHR – the online branch of PC Pro. We also have a long history of event management courses with feedback via NSS and SVS indicating a high level of student satisfaction.

The success in these two areas will see a unique partnership between games and events to create a truly outstanding experience in the UK market.

Our academics come from a variety of backgrounds, including marketing, games design, interactive media technology, event management and esports practitioners.

  • Join one of our six competitive societies: League of Legends, DOTA2, Hearthstone, Counter Strike, Overwatch and Super Smash Bros and compete in events in the UK and overseas.

  • Take part in UK and International varsities.

  • Visit esports events in the UK and take part in an International residential.

  • Study digital marketing and take Google Garage Exams as part of the course.

  • Plan, develop and implement an esports event. In the first year the event will be a single player event, in year two this progresses to a team player event and in the third year the event will be a large scale, commercial venue event with team players and a prize fund.

  • You will be taught in a dedicated Esports Lab and Pro Gamer training facility with all the latest industry standard software and hardware.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BA (Hons) Esports

Course details

Modules

Foundation Year Core: Business Simulation Project, Contemporary Issues in Esports, Numeracy for Managers, Communication Skills for Managers, Management in Practice

Year 1 Core: Resourcing Esports Events, Esports Events Experience, Esports Ecosystems, Streaming Layouts and Set-up, Competitive Gaming Culture

Year 2 Core: Event Planning and Strategy, Multiplayer Esports Events, Building Teams, Casting and Hosting, Esports Integrity: Regulation and Risk, Content Creation

Year 3 Core: Esports Expo, Driving Digital Traffic and Social Media, Community Management, Esports Analytics


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code S101
Institution code S72
Campus name Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points
A level AE
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP
AS AE
Extended Project A* - E
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H5, H6, H6, H6, H6
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate D* - P
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma D*D* - PP
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate D* - P
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma PPP
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma D*D*, PP
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma D* - P
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma D*D*, PP
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D* - P
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D* - PP
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D* - P
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D* - P


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
International £14,000 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For further details of what is and is not included in your tuition fees please visit www.staffs.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees/

Provider information

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Staffordshire University
College Road
Stoke on Trent
ST4 2DE


Course contact details

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01782 294000

Fax: 01782 295704