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Entry requirements

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.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MA in esports 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 at Digital Institute London, 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 thrust into a range of esports settings from the word go. You will be expected to network extensively and use your new found skills to shape the future of the industry.

You will study one evening per week over three years in this part-time course.

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

Information for international students

Find out more about international study at Staffordshire University.

Fees and funding

2020 Postgraduate Fees

UK / EU / Channel Islands

£9,750 per year of study

International (Non-EU)

£16,500 per year of study

UK, EU and Channel Island students: This tuition fee is agreed subject to UK government policy and parliamentary regulation. If the UK government passes appropriate legislation, the fee for subsequent years of study may increase in each academic year. But this increase will not exceed the rate of inflation as measured by RPIX**. Any change in fees will apply to both new and continuing students. The University will notify students of any change as early as possible. Further information about fee changes would be posted on the University’s website once this becomes available.

**RPIX is a measure of inflation equivalent to all the items in the Retail Price Index (RPI) excluding mortgage interest payments.

We offer an alumni discount for continuing students. If you would like to know more, then please get in touch with our Enquiries Team.

International (Non-EU) students: Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course, as long as you complete it in the normal time-frame (i.e. no repeat years or breaks in study).

Sources of Financial Support

Providing you are studying towards a full Masters qualification you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,609 to help with tuition fees, maintenance and other associated costs. Student loans are available for many of our postgraduate degrees and are provided by the Student Loans Company (SLC). The loan can cover a wide range of postgraduate study options – part-time, full-time and distance learning.

For more information and how to apply visit postgraduate loans.

Bursaries and Scholarships

As a postgraduate student at Digital Institute London, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Enquiries Team