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International: £13,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
- Prepare for the degree with an extra foundation year at the start.
- Learn the skills needed to manage esport event experiences.
- Benefit from a unique blend of event management and media training.
- Study the essential aspects of journalism, sports reporting, commentary and media management needed for esports.
Esports is competitive video gaming where individuals or teams play against each other online and at spectator events. This innovative course blends the established subject areas of event management and journalism with an introduction to esports culture, content creation and business planning. Ultimately, you’ll host your own events — getting valuable experience for an exciting career.
How you learn
The course is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for our BA (Hons) Esports course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other Sheffield Business School foundation year students, then move on to the degree.
You learn through:
- lectures and seminars
- work placements
- self-directed study
In the foundation year, you'll study wider business topics, while specialising in your chosen subject area. You'll learn useful skills such as academic writing, work in diverse teams and learn to utilise a wide variety of data sources. In doing so, you'll fully prepare yourself for undergraduate study.
Course leaders and tutors
Work experience is built into this course across all levels, and you will get the opportunity to go on a placement. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career.
All the courses in the Sheffield Business School include a final year consultancy project. Students on the BA Esports degree course will be working with external clients to host a live esport event.
Through the event management HUB, students on the esports degree will be able to participate in the various networking events that we host throughout the year to support students in making industry contacts.
This course prepares you for a career in
- esports social media and content creation
- esports league and tournament management/operations
- esports business development
- campaign marketing and sales
- esports journalism and editorial operations
- esports event management
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.City Campus map
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
GCSEs Maths at grade D or 3 and English Language or Literature grade D or 3.
48 UCAS points, including 24 points from one full A level, or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.
Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.
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. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
You can take an optional placement in year three.
|Module: Contemporary Issues||Credits: 20||
|Module: Introduction To Business||Credits: 20||
|Module: Organisation Management And Delivery 1||Credits: 20||
|Module: Organisation Management And Delivery 2||Credits: 20||
|Module: Self And Stakeholder Management||Credits: 20||
|Module: The Practice Of Business In The Events, Food, Hospitality And Tourism Industries||Credits: 20||
|Module: Academic And Professional Skills||Credits: 20|
|Module: Audio Visual Journalism||Credits: 20|
|Module: Esports And Competitive Gaming Culture||Credits: 20|
|Module: Principles Of Event Management||Credits: 20|
|Module: Sports Reporting And Commentary||Credits: 20|
|Module: The Eventscape||Credits: 20|
|Module: Applied Event Operations||Credits: 20|
|Module: Esports Content Creation||Credits: 20|
|Module: Ethics And Responsibility||Credits: 20|
|Module: Event Law And Risk Management||Credits: 20|
|Module: Media Management And Public Relations In Sport||Credits: 20|
|Module: Tv And Video News Skills||Credits: 20|
|Module: Placement Year||Credits: -|
|Module: Data Journalism And Visualisation||Credits: 20|
|Module: Distribution Methods And Practices||Credits: 20|
|Module: Esports Business Planning||Credits: 20|
|Module: Live Esports||Credits: 40|
|Module: Strategic Event Design||Credits: 20|
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.
† 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.
Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.
Financial support for home/EU students
How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.
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)
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