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Esports BSc (Hons)

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
3 years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 28/04/2020

Course is subject to validation – available to apply through UCAS

  • Full time/ Part time available for September 2021 entry
  • Full time with Foundation Study Framework available for September 2020 entry

BSc (Hons) Esports focuses on the business of competitive video gaming. As one of the world’s most exciting and emerging multi-billion pound industries, there are an increasing number of job opportunities for graduates with the knowledge and expertise to excel in this environment.

Esports players and teams compete globally at both live and on-line events. This degree develops graduates to work in this exciting global industry.

You will work with players and teams, create online communities, promote events through digital marketing as well as exploring the culture of Esports, including its ethical and legislative regulations.

All key components of the Esports event industry are taught including games play, event production, hosting and casting, journalism, games psychology, business management and Esports technology support. Throughout your degree you will be hosting your own events, and as you progress you will support and run a series of larger live and on-line events.

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Course

Highlights

  • Learn in a specialist Esports professional gamer facility
  • Extensive professional industry networks provide real world experience and work placements
  • Optional modules such as hosting, game play, journalism, performance psychology and events production

HP Laptop and software included with this course.*

Additional

Information

Work Placements

The University of Northampton works in partnership with a number of local, regional, national and international games and Esports bodies such as British Esports and EpicLan Our close partnerships provide an excellent base for students to learn and develop their sport business skills in a real life setting on a regular basis.

Course Details

BSc (Hons) Esports is aimed at students who are passionate about gaming and wish to work in the global Esports sector. The games and Esports industry continues to grow at a phenomenal rate creating a flourishing global job market for suitably qualified graduates.

On this course, students will explore a variety of Esports disciplines from grass roots to elite.  Students benefit from bespoke games facilities, international links, an active local games culture and a large, competitive university BUCS gaming team.

Read more

The Northampton Employment Promise.

*We promise to secure paid experience for you, if you need it.

We work with employers to understand what they’re looking for and we’re confident that if you follow one of our structured awards, as well as committing to your studies you’ll be in a competitive position when it comes to applying for graduate jobs.

We’re so confident, that we promise to secure a paid 3-6 month internship for you, if you need it. Find out more about the Northampton Employment Promise, including how it works and who is eligible.

Open Days

Discover your Course

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

Online enquiry form

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Applying for 2020
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be CCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. If you have non-traditional qualifications or have experience working within sport development, PE and/or youth sport then we will consider your application.

For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

 

Foundation Study Framework Entry Requirements

Admission to this foundation course is normally DEE at A Level or MPP at BTEC. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the course you wish to study.

Course Content

  • Investigations into your Subject Area 1: Business, Education and Social Sciences (40 Credits)
    Module code: FDN011
    Core Module Y
  • Investigations into your Subject Area 2: Business, Education and Social Sciences (40 Credits)
    Module code: FDN014
    Core Module Y
  • Investigation into your Subject Area 3: Changemaking (40 Credits)
    Module code: FDN016
    Core Module Y

Course subject to validation – modules to be uploaded in due course.

Facilities &

Special Features

  • Bespoke Esports facilities are being developed at our £330 million at Waterside University of Northampton Campus.
  • UON is home to a growing and competitive student union led Gaming Society.
  • We can help you source short term industry placements and internships.
  • Our annual Changing Futures Week helps you learn about career options and meet prospective employers.

Careers

Employability

Whether you want to become a professional gamer, event producer, host, marketer or journalist you will gain a whole host of skills and industry experience and insight to enhance your career prospects and help you work in this flourishing global industry.

Typical graduate roles include:

  • Esports league and tournament management and operations
  • Esports business development
  • Social media and content creation
  • Marketing campaign and sales
  • Esports journalism and editorial operations
  • On-line and live Esports event management

Fees & Funding

2021/22 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 21/22 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,450 per 20 credit module
Foundation Framework: £6,750 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BSc rate).

Additional costs

Additional costs will be incurred if you decide to participate in optional field trips/visits as part of your course. The exact cost will depend upon the location chosen for the trip.

2020/21 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £12,900
Foundation Framework: £9,800

Additional costs

Additional costs will be incurred if you decide to participate in optional field trips/visits as part of your course. The exact cost will depend upon the location chosen for the trip.

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

Foundation Study Framework

Course information

The Foundation Study Framework offers a new and exciting route into studying for a degree, attracting ambitious and driven students who are willing to learn and advance.

If you have non-standard qualifications or do not quite meet the admissions requirements for Esports we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year International Business programme which includes a Foundation Study Framework Year. The Foundation Study Framework will help you develop the theoretical/practical and academic skills you need, in order to successfully progress to the full award.

Read more


*Course data provided by Unistats

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Updated 28/04/2020

  • Course is subject to validation – available to apply through UCAS

    • Full time/ Part time available for September 2021 entry
    • Full time with Foundation Study Framework available for September 2020 entry

    BSc (Hons) Esports focuses on the business of competitive video gaming. As one of the world’s most exciting and emerging multi-billion pound industries, there are an increasing number of job opportunities for graduates with the knowledge and expertise to excel in this environment.

    Esports players and teams compete globally at both live and on-line events. This degree develops graduates to work in this exciting global industry.

    You will work with players and teams, create online communities, promote events through digital marketing as well as exploring the culture of Esports, including its ethical and legislative regulations.

    All key components of the Esports event industry are taught including games play, event production, hosting and casting, journalism, games psychology, business management and Esports technology support. Throughout your degree you will be hosting your own events, and as you progress you will support and run a series of larger live and on-line events.

    Read more

    Course

    Highlights

    • Learn in a specialist Esports professional gamer facility
    • Extensive professional industry networks provide real world experience and work placements
    • Optional modules such as hosting, game play, journalism, performance psychology and events production

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.*

  • BSc (Hons) Esports is aimed at students who are passionate about gaming and wish to work in the global Esports sector. The games and Esports industry continues to grow at a phenomenal rate creating a flourishing global job market for suitably qualified graduates.

    On this course, students will explore a variety of Esports disciplines from grass roots to elite.  Students benefit from bespoke games facilities, international links, an active local games culture and a large, competitive university BUCS gaming team.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Work Placements

    The University of Northampton works in partnership with a number of local, regional, national and international games and Esports bodies such as British Esports and EpicLan Our close partnerships provide an excellent base for students to learn and develop their sport business skills in a real life setting on a regular basis.

    • *We promise to secure paid experience for you, if you need it.

      We work with employers to understand what they’re looking for and we’re confident that if you follow one of our structured awards, as well as committing to your studies you’ll be in a competitive position when it comes to applying for graduate jobs.

      We’re so confident, that we promise to secure a paid 3-6 month internship for you, if you need it. Find out more about the Northampton Employment Promise, including how it works and who is eligible.

    • Discover your Course

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

  • Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be CCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. If you have non-traditional qualifications or have experience working within sport development, PE and/or youth sport then we will consider your application.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

     

    Foundation Study Framework Entry Requirements

    Admission to this foundation course is normally DEE at A Level or MPP at BTEC. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the course you wish to study.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
      for study at undergraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

    Online enquiry form

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Applying for 2020
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Investigations into your Subject Area 1: Business, Education and Social Sciences (40 Credits)
      Module code: FDN011
      Core Module Y
    • Investigations into your Subject Area 2: Business, Education and Social Sciences (40 Credits)
      Module code: FDN014
      Core Module Y
    • Investigation into your Subject Area 3: Changemaking (40 Credits)
      Module code: FDN016
      Core Module Y

    Course subject to validation – modules to be uploaded in due course.

    Facilities &

    Special Features

    • Bespoke Esports facilities are being developed at our £330 million at Waterside University of Northampton Campus.
    • UON is home to a growing and competitive student union led Gaming Society.
    • We can help you source short term industry placements and internships.
    • Our annual Changing Futures Week helps you learn about career options and meet prospective employers.
    • Employability

      Whether you want to become a professional gamer, event producer, host, marketer or journalist you will gain a whole host of skills and industry experience and insight to enhance your career prospects and help you work in this flourishing global industry.

      Typical graduate roles include:

      • Esports league and tournament management and operations
      • Esports business development
      • Social media and content creation
      • Marketing campaign and sales
      • Esports journalism and editorial operations
      • On-line and live Esports event management
  • 2021/22 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 21/22 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,450 per 20 credit module
    Foundation Framework: £6,750 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BSc rate).

    Additional costs

    Additional costs will be incurred if you decide to participate in optional field trips/visits as part of your course. The exact cost will depend upon the location chosen for the trip.

    2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,900
    Foundation Framework: £9,800

    Additional costs

    Additional costs will be incurred if you decide to participate in optional field trips/visits as part of your course. The exact cost will depend upon the location chosen for the trip.

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

  • Course information

    The Foundation Study Framework offers a new and exciting route into studying for a degree, attracting ambitious and driven students who are willing to learn and advance.

    If you have non-standard qualifications or do not quite meet the admissions requirements for Esports we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year International Business programme which includes a Foundation Study Framework Year. The Foundation Study Framework will help you develop the theoretical/practical and academic skills you need, in order to successfully progress to the full award.

    Read more

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour