Staffordshire University

Staffordshire University

Esports

Be part of the gaming phenomenon that's watched by millions all over the world. Our Esports MA is designed to prepare you to lead the next generation of people working in this exciting industry. You'll meet the people shaping the industry today, find out about the history of the sport and develop your own ideas on what the future might look like for Esports. Our MA in esports is a cutting-edge course designed to give you the skill set needed to work within a growing number of jobs in this flourishing industry. Studying under internationally renowned course leaders in a university with one of the largest computer games schools in the UK, you'll learn exciting new skills that will enable you to fully immerse yourself in the esports ecosystem. You will be expected to develop higher level research and analytical skills through the development of a substantive research project of your choice. The focus will be on strategic level management skills, influencing policies and practices in the industry and developing a critical awareness of the sociological, political and legal landscape. Like esports itself, this practical course is fast and dynamic, and you'll be expected to work in a range of esports settings within weeks of starting your course.

Entry requirements

MA: You will usually have achieved a 2:2 in a computing, games, business, events, marketing or digital related subject with evidence of engagement in Esports. Alternatively you may have professional qualifications and/or experience.

Course modules

You will develop a critical and investigative approach to the esports ecosystem, covering teams, leagues, tournaments, platforms, brands, games developers, investors and fans, before choosing your own research topic to develop during the later part of your course. A focus on employability will be intrinsic throughout the esports award. The Esports Ecosystems module covers careers talks, visits and guest speakers from industry along with the opportunity to take up a role overseeing the undergraduate teams on live events at each level. In the final module students will develop their reflective practise and develop a research topic of their own choice that reflects their interests and demonstrates their ability to apply skills they have developed throughout their course.

Assessment methods

There are two types of assessments: practice (also called formative) or formal (also called summative). Practice assessments do not count towards your final mark. These are your chance to test your understanding - and learn how to improve for the real thing. You'll have formal assessments at the end of each module. These could include essays, exams, or portfolios.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2019 7,620 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 12,750 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 7,620 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 7,620 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 7,620 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 7,620 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 7,620 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MA Full-time January 2020 12,750 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time January 2020 7,620 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
MA Full-time January 2020 7,620 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MA Full-time January 2020 7,620 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MA Full-time January 2020 7,620 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MA Full-time January 2020 7,620 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MA Full-time January 2020 7,620 per Whole course (England) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Staffordshire University (Stoke-on-Trent Campus) ST4 2DE West Midlands

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