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Esports

Dedicated facilities

Learn in our specialist Esports Lab and Pro Gamer training facility

Work Placements

Our wide industry network provides opportunities throughout your course

Corner the market

Gain a professional qualification in an ever-growing business market

Get ahead of the game in one of the fastest-growing markets in the world with our undergraduate and postgraduate esports courses. 

At Staffordshire University, we will prepare you for a career in esports. Focusing on the business side of the industry, our undergraduate and postgraduate courses will teach you how to host small and large-scale events for single player and multi-player teams, create business plans to develop teams, create online communities, create a technical understanding of processes involved within broadcasting and promote your events through digital marketing. 

In our undergraduate esports degree, you will gain the experience and skills to kick-start your career. In the first year you’ll plan a single player event, explore the culture of competitive gaming, learn technical skills for broadcasting, and explore current issues within the esports sector. In year two this progresses to a team player event, creating and managing teams, video editing and content creation, and the integrity of esports. The third year the event will be a large scale, commercial venue event with team players and a prize fund, you will also explore digital marketing and analytics within esports.

You can continue your studies into the esports industry in our postgraduate master’s degree, readying yourself for a job in esports management. You’ll learn strategic level management skills, influencing policies and practices in the industry and developing a critical awareness of the sociological, political and legal landscape. 

Whatever you choose to study, you’ll be working in a state-of-the-art environment. You will be taught in a dedicated Esports Lab and Pro Gamer training facility with all the latest industry standard software and hardware.

Facilities

Work experience and careers

Whatever you choose to study at Staffordshire University you will have the opportunity of a work-placement, where you’ll gain experience and connections to give you an edge in your future career. 

We host national and European events - such as the Global Game Jam - on campus on a regular basis. So you'll learn from the world's best as you connect with potential employers. We understand that esports is a global phenomenon too, so we give all students the opportunity to Visit esports events in the UK and take part in an International residential. 

With experience and education under your belt, you’ll be ready for  a career in esports upon graduation. 

 

Our staff

Dr Ying-Ying Law
Dr Ying-Ying LawLecturer

Ying Ying has been working as a full-time lecturer in Games Studies at Staffordshire University since 2017, teaching modules including Esports and Competitive Gaming, MMOG Design Communities and Narratology, New Developments in Games, History of Games Technologies, Fundamentals of Gameplay, Narratology for Games and Computer Games in the Workplace and Society. This year, she looks forward to teaching on the new Esports course!

Angela Lawrence
Angela LawrenceSenior Lecturer

Angela is a Chartered Marketer and holds an MSc in Strategic Marketing with Digital Marketing.Coming from a marketing practitioner background, Angela has worked for multi-national organisations in global marketing management roles. Since joining Staffordshire University in 2013, Angela has managed a number of courses within the Business School and has brought structure and teaching excellence to courses, resulting in high levels of student satisfaction.

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Christian Brindley
Christian BrindleyLecturer

Christian is a lecture in Esports at Staffordshire University, originally from a Games Art and Design background, he has taught in academia for almost 10 years across a range of different courses and modules. He has worked in multiple different areas of Esports including Broadcasting, Content Creation and Community Management as well as working with international partners.

Stuart Kosters
Stuart KostersLecturer

Stuart has a BEng in Computer Games Design and an MA in Arts and Creative Technologies and has written extensively on the subject of Esports.

Stuart has also been involved in many global applications happening in esports across the world, including Twitch application to education through streaming.  

 

Paul Walters
Paul WaltersLecturer

Paul has an employment history that spans a number of years within the area of music management, exhibition design/build, festival management, project management, touring theatre management, film production, sponsorship/marketing and international sport event management. Paul also has a profile over the past ten years in five European countries lecturing at undergraduate and masters in Events Management.