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Year of Entry 2019/20
BA (Honours)

Esports with Foundation Year

Course full
Full-time Event Management

Gain a degree in esports, with an initial foundation year to prepare for the course.


This course is now full for 2019

Sorry, there are no places left on this course starting in 2019.

Please see our other undergraduate courses with places available.

 

Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International: £13,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 4/5 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 48 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? B030
When do I start? September 2019
Placement available? Yes

Course summary

  • 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
  • simulations

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

Dr Karen Quine
Dr Karen Quine

Karen joined Sheffield Hallam University in 2012 where her teaching and research interest focus upon Strategic Management and Change. Karen Quine has been teaching H … Read more

Applied learning

Work placements

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.

Live projects

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.

Networking opportunities

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.


Future careers

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

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Howard Street
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S1 1WB

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Entry requirements

All students

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'.


Modules

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Contemporary Issues Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Introduction To Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Organisation Management And Delivery 1 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Organisation Management And Delivery 2 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Self And Stakeholder Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: The Practice Of Business In The Events, Food, Hospitality And Tourism Industries Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
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

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
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

Year 4

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module 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

Home/EU students

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.

International students

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.

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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)

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