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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Staffordshire University (Stoke-on-Trent Campus)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    13 months

Course summary

Be part of the gaming phenomenon that’s watched by millions all over the world. Our Esports MA is designed to prepare you in the implementation of new research and practices vital to this growing 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.

Our MA in esports is a cutting-edge course designed to develop the research skills needed to work within a growing number of jobs in this flourishing industry.

Studying under subject experts in a university with one of the largest computer games schools in the UK, you’ll learn advanced research skills and critical awareness 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 the cultural aspects of esports, influencing policies and practices in the industry and developing a critical awareness of the sociological, legal and political economic landscape.

Utilising the state-of-the-art equipment in the Esports Hub, you will have the opportunity to attend and organise the esports events that you are passionate about.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MA Esports.

Assessment

There are two types of assessments: practice (also called formative) or formal (also called summative).

Practice assessments do not count towards your final mark. These are your chance to test your understanding and learn how to improve for the real thing.

You’ll have formal assessments at the end of each module. These could include essays, exams, or portfolios.

Careers

After completing the Esports MA, you’ll be equipped to take on various research, community and event focused esports careers.

Interested in further study? After finishing your course, you'll leave with the skills you need for further academic study at PhD level.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,500overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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Staffordshire University

  • University League Table

    97th

  • Campus address

    Staffordshire University, College Road, Stoke on Trent, ST4 2DE, England

The new Catalyst building will be home to future-facing Business degrees. All students have access to industry-standard facilities such as the Smart Zone.
Guaranteed work placement opportunities with national and international employers.
Innovative teaching is delivered by research-active lecturers in friendly and supportive environments.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    35th out of 85 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    113 51%

    62nd

    14
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74.0 74%

    16th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%

    65th

    13

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