BSc (Hons) Esports top up
Hospitality, Events and Tourism
Full-time, 1 year
Part-time, 2 years
On campus, dual delivery
*Subject to validation
BA (Hons) Esports focuses on the business of esports. You’ll learn everything
required to host small- and large-scale events including developing skills for
single player and multi-player team events. You’ll have the opportunity to
create business plans to build teams and create online communities and promote
events through digital marketing. You’ll also explore the culture of esports,
its audience and fan base as well as a variety of the most popular current game
genres. As the sector grows, the ethical and legislative regulations are trying
to keep pace and you’ll learn how these issues are affecting the esports
You will benefit from a mixture of theoretical input but also the links between theory and practice to ensure the relevance of your studies to employability. This means you’ll develop solid business principles alongside contemporary sector knowledge, and plenty of hands-on experience working in areas related to your field of study.
Our strong links with employers, professional and trade associations, representing a range of business environments across the hospitality and tourism sectors, will provide you with a practical and outstanding student experience.
Benefit from industry engagement in every module such as guest speakers, site visits, placement opportunities, competitions, field trips and debates.
Fees and funding
Tuition Fee Loan
You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees, which will be paid directly to UEL. There are no up-front fees required. Repayment only starts after you finish your course and are earning over £25,000. If you haven’t finished repaying your loan after 30 years it will be automatically cancelled.
To apply visit gov.uk/student-finance
You can apply for a loan to help with living costs such as food, travel and accommodation. How much you can borrow depends on where you live and study, and whether you are currently on welfare benefits. The maximum loan you can apply for is £12,729.
To apply visit gov.uk/student-finance
The government also offer the following additional support:
- Parents' Learning Allowance
- Adult Dependants' Grant
- Childcare Grant
- Disabled Students’ Allowance
For further information visit gov.uk/student-finance or contact Student Finance England.
All students will receive:
Bursaries Schemes for which you can apply
- Care Leaver and Foyer Bursary - up to £1,500
- Progression Bursary - up to £2,000
- Engagement Bursary - up to £2,000
- Hardship Bursary - up to £2,000
- Helena Kennedy Foundation - £1,500
- Going Global – awards range from £300 - £700
Scholarships Schemes for which you can apply
- Vice Chancellor Scholarship - up to £27,750 over three years
- Dean Scholarship - up to £13,500 over three years
- Civic Engagement Scholarship - £1,000
- EU Scholarship (EU Only) - £1,000
- ELSEF Scholarship - £1,000
- UTC Scholarship - £1,500
- Sports Scholarships - up to £6,000
There are a number of external organisations that offer financial help to
students. Please see the list below list to view additional support options.
Alternatively, you can visit the Scholarship Search website.
Please note that the University of East London is not responsible for
the content of these external sites and is not associated in any way
with the funding schemes and their application processes.
The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate your finances while you are a student at the University of East London.
We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.
Phone: 020 8223 4444
At UEL, we understand that studying in another country is a big financial commitment. If you apply early for an undergraduate, you may be entitled to a scholarship of up to £3,000.You can find out more about the international scholarships here.
The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) also run an Emergency International Fund to assist international students in hardship.
You can contact our SMART team on 02082233333 or email@example.com
As part of the Tier 4 student visa requirements, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) estimate that you will need £1,265* per month to cover your living costs. It includes expenses for accommodation, food and drink, travel within London, text books, entertainment, clothing, toiletries and laundry. Most Tier 4 students are required to show they have sufficient funds to cover the first nine months of the course before they start- a total of £11,385- in addition to the tuition fees. You can find more information about the specific requirements of the Tier 4 student visa here. The amount that you will spend can vary depending on your lifestyle. The UKCISA International Student Calculator can help you plan and manage your money. Please make sure you also factor in the fees for the visa application and immigration health surcharge when budgeting.
* Please note the Immigration Rules are subject to change and this figure is likely to be increased by UKVI year on year. Please therefore check our ISA pages for more information at the time of preparing your visa application.
Deposits and paying by instalments
International students are required to pay a deposit prior to being issued a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).
Your remaining balance will be paid in five monthly instalments over your first term. The first of these instalments must be paid when completing your enrolment on arrival at UEL. Please follow the payment instructions here.
After the required payment has been made, you will be asked to complete the online International Student Reply Form to confirm your acceptance of our offer and of our terms of admittance and fees policy.
EU, EEA and Swiss Nationals starting a course in September 2021, will no longer be eligible for Home fees. However, such nationals benefitting from Settled Status or Citizens' Rights may become eligible for Home fees as and when the UK Government confirms any new fees regulations. Further information can be found at UKCISA.
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.
What you'll learn
This programme will give you the
opportunity to demonstrate a clear understanding of the dynamics and complexity
of Esports within a national and international context. You’ll also develop critical thinking skills that utilise knowledge of
management principles and practices of Esports as well as learn a range of
personal transferable and sector-specific skills and knowledge and make
informed choices about a future career direction or proceed to further study.
You’ll build your knowledge so you can critically evaluate and apply relevant theories within Esports, discuss, examine, synthesise and apply conceptual understanding and knowledge of various processes within the Esports industry. You’ll develop the skills to critically appraise regulatory, economic, professional and political information from various sources throughout Esports events and operations, as well as develop and apply various strategies for Esports events. You’ll learn effective management strategies for Esports events and enterprises and prepare practical business-related studies (event plans, marketing plans etc.).
What you'll study and when
- The Business of Esports (Core)
- Managing the Esports Fan Experience (Core)
- Player Performance and Management (Core)
- Esports in Practice (Core)
- Mental Wealth: Exploring Professional Practice in Hospitality, Events and Tourism (Core)
- Research Project (Core)
How you'll be assessed
80% coursework, 20% practical.
Assessment tasks are mainly spread across the year to make the
workload manageable. Assessment methods include group works, exams and
individual work including essays, presentations, case studies, professional
development and practical activities depending on the nature of the course. All
grades count towards your module mark. More details will be included in the
student handbook and module guides.
Feedback is provided within 15 working days in line with UEL’s assessment and feedback policy.
How you'll learn
We offer dual delivery which combines
traditional on-campus face-to-face teaching and online teaching
simultaneously, allowing you to interact as if you were there in person. You
can move smoothly between online and on campus teaching subject to your
individual timetable (and health requirements). Students can interact and
collaborate in person and online in any of these live-streamed sessions.
Live-streamed sessions will also be recorded, so you can login when you want,
playback and watch from the comfort of your home and whilst on the go.
Benefit from industry engagement in every module, across all courses within this area. Including guest speakers, site visits, placement opportunities, competitions, field trips and debates.
We are investing in key areas beyond your
studies including our career services, library and well-being, to be
available both face-to-face on campus and online with many of these available
24/7. We have new, modern library facilities on both campuses offering
inspirational environments for study and research. Libraries contain
resources in print and digital formats, a range of study spaces and dedicated
librarian who can assist with your learning. Students are supported with any
academic or subject related queries by an Academic Advisor, module leaders,
former and current UEL students.
If you need a bit of extra help with certain
skills such as academic writing, maths or IT, our Skillzone and English for
Academic Purposes we offer workshops, drop-in sessions and one-to-one
appointments to help our students achieve their potential. You can receive
advice and guidance on all aspects of the IT systems provided by the
university from our IT Service Desks located on all three campuses.
Our Student Support hubs in Docklands and Stratford feature centralised helpdesks to cater for your every need. UEL provides also support and advice for disabled students and those with specific learning difficulties (SPDs).
Your overall workload consists of class and online tutor led sessions, individual learning, practical activities. The size of classes can vary depending on the nature of the course, module and activity. This can range from large groups in a lecture theatre setting, to smaller groups taking part in seminars and collaborative work. You will receive your personalised timetable at the beginning of the academic year dependent on your course.
Who will teach on this course
The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the teaching team will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.
Your future career
Specifically for esports there are careers in Esports Marketing, Event Management and Production – Esports, Esports Content Creation and Esports Analysis.
Entertainment in Stadia, Arena and Theatre venues require similar supervisory, operational and junior management roles. UEL is connected to a number of trade and professional associations whose membership comprises employers and operatives from across the events and Esports industries.