BA (Honours) Esports Management (1 year top-up)


BA (Honours)

Esports Management (1 year top-up)

Full-time Event Management

Study event management, journalism and gaming culture, ready to work in the dynamic esports sector on this top up course.

Everything you need to know...

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    What is the fee?

    Home: £9,250 per year
    International/EU: £16,655 per year (£1,200 for placement year)

  • Time

    How long will I study?

    1 Year

  • Location

    Where will I study?

    City Campus

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  • Date

    When do I start?

    September 2024

Course summary

  • Build your academic skills, gaining confidence in independent and creative thinking.
  • Work in diverse teams, learning about academic writing, critical analysis and data sources.
  • Develop specialist interests and explore sector-specific modules ready for the full degree.
  • Explore theory and practice, as well as ethical and cultural elements of your subject.

The Foundation Year is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for an honours degree, or want extra preparation before starting a degree course. It introduces you to a broad range of ideas and concepts from across the subject of business. It is designed to give you the foundational knowledge that is necessary to start your chosen degree course and provides a shared learning experience with students across the University.

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How you learn

There are a range of learning methods in the course to prepare you for your full degree route in Sheffield Business School.

This foundation year is specifically focused on the development of the academic skills needed to study at University. This includes: effective reading and writing, development of academically informed arguments, and utilising a variety of sources to develop critical analysis and discussion. 

To enable you to develop and practise these skills you will be introduced to broad concepts and knowledge relevant to a range of different courses.

The majority of the learning involves developing your interest in professional practice and academic skills. You'll receive face-to-face feedback regularly to help you complete tasks and assignments set in seminars and independent study time.

In addition, you will be guided in each module via week-by-week content on the e-learning portal. This will provide you with directed learning materials and online reading lists. You will also undertake some IT-based workshops.

There is a wide variety of assessments used on the course such as tests, report writing, essay writing, poster presentations, project planning and reflective writing.

You learn through:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Problem-based activities
  • Group and individual work
  • Dedicated tutor support
  • Independent learning

Upon successful completion of the Foundation Year, you will progress on to the main award of this course.

Course leaders and tutors

Nana Nyarko
Nana Nyarko
Senior Lecturer - Events Management

My current teaching responsibilities span all levels in both the undergraduate and postgraduate Event Management courses in the Sheffield Business School at Sheffiel … Read more

Applied learning

The modules learning outcomes have been designed to map against the course learning outcomes, the assessment packages test appropriately the module learning outcomes and contribute to the assessment of the course learning outcomes. The assessment packages are varied in nature to develop a range of skills relevant to Esport professionals and ensure that individual learners have the opportunity to showcase their diverse strengths.

Future careers

The Esports industry is going from strength to strength with viewership set to more than double from 2019’s data (Streamhachet, 2023) it's an exciting time to be entering the industry.

Graduates could go into careers in many sectors – including:

  • Esports Team Manager/Coach
  • Esports Event Manager
  • Esports Marketing Specialist
  • Esports Content Creator/Streamer
  • Esports Analyst/Caster
  • Esports Entrepreneur
  • Esports Project Manager
  • Esports Sales Representative
  • Esports Operations Coordinator
  • Esports Talent Agent
  • Esports Public Relations Specialist

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you will work in our

  • Esports lab – with state-of-the-art computers, studio, gallery, and editing suite
  • TV studio
  • Radio studio
  • Bespoke newsrooms

Entry requirements

All students

Normally one from:

• A HND or foundation degree in a relevant subject, with an overall merit profile from year two modules.

• Equivalent qualification in a relevant subject.

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

Final year

Compulsory modules

Esports Business Management
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(75%) , Practical(25%)
Hot Topics In Events, Festivals, And Esports
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Live Esports Experience
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Strategic Experience Design
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/25 is £9,250 per year. These fees are regulated by the UK government and are therefore subject to changes in government policy.

If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £16,655 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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Financial support for home/EU students

How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Event management courses (PDF, 184.7KB)

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Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.


How do I apply?

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We are Gold rated in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for the outstanding quality of our teaching and student outcomes

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95% of our UK graduates are in work or further study 15 months after graduating (2020/21 Graduate Outcomes Survey)

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