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School of Digital, Technology, Innovation and Business

The mission of the School of Digital, Technology, Innovation and Business is to develop the artists, designers, engineers, actors, writers, cyber specialists, broadcasters, music producers, film and media producers, computer scientists, games developers, esports managers, poets, historians, diplomats, civic leaders, teachers, entrepreneurs of the future.

We offer leading courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level to prepare the next generation of digitally native and artistically focused professionals for the workplace.

Our wide-ranging portfolio within the departments of Computing and Esports, Staffordshire University Games Institute, Engineering, Creative Industries, Staffordshire University London and the Institute of Business and Innovation offer opportunities to study subjects that span and exciting range of courses with a transdisciplinary focus on the creative arts and digital technologies. Professional short courses, higher and degree apprenticeships and research degrees complete our ethos of providing flexible routes to study.

Many of our staff are known as active practitioners in their field. Employability is at the forefront of our work, and we have world leading facilities to offer hands-on experience. Our staff make sure our students have as much exposure to their chosen career paths as possible. Visiting speakers, educational visits, industry briefs and placements enhance academic lectures and stimulating workshop environments.

Our students also benefit from excellent academic resources and well-equipped studio spaces and laboratories at our Stoke and London campuses. Students have the chance to showcase their work at annual public and industry events such as New Designers, GradEX and the Degree Show.

Examples of opportunities available include:

  • modelling character movement using a Vicon motion capture system in games design
  • presenting in a fully equipped TV newsroom
  • using Cisco labs with accreditation opportunities on networking courses
  • undertaking ethical hacking projects in our closed system Cyber laboratory
  • engineering the next generation of motorsport vehicles in our autosport workshops
  • developing acting and theatre craft in the performance centre
  • recording music and sound in our £11m Cadman Studios
  • creating visual masterpieces in our art and design studios
  • designing and building future technical and digital conceptions in our Smartzone

Subject areas

in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2024

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021