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Be part of the gaming phenomenon that’s watched by millions all over the world. The Esports MA from Staffordshire University 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.

About

The MA in Esports offered by Staffordshire University 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.

Careers

After completing the Esports MA, you’ll be equipped to take on the following roles in industry:

  • Shoutcaster/host
  • Coach/analyst
  • Journalist/content creator
  • PR/Marketing executive
  • Product manager
  • Sales/partnerships manager
  • Admin/referee
  • Organisation owner/manager
  • Community/social media manager
  • Broadcast/production crew
  • Event manager
  • Agent

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Esports Ecosystem and Metrics 
  • International Esport Policy and Planning 
  • Research Methods and Esports Data 
  • Managing Esport Arena Strategies 
  • Dissertation and Dissemination 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • The earlier you apply, the better.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description
      • January start: 17 Months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • 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.  
  • If you need to discuss the entry requirements please get in touch with the course leader.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    12750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12750 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    7620 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7620 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Stoke-on-Trent

  • 550 - 850 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

If you have previously completed an undergraduate degree with us, you may be entitled to a discount off your course fee for any subsequent postgraduate taught course. 

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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