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BA (HONS) ESPORTS

​Our exciting eSports programme recognises the fast paced growth in both competitive video game playing and the global audiences engaging with this new sport. 

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Codes:

College C58

UCAS

Course Length:

3 years Full Time

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Typical offers (individual offers may vary):

  • A levels (or combination with AS / EPQ / BTEC / Cambridge Technical): 104 to 120 UCAS Tariff Points
  • BTEC / Cambridge Technical: DDM - DMM      
  • International Baccalaureate: 28 points
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass with at least 15 credits worth of level 3 units at Merit 

The University welcomes mature applicants who may not have the standard entry requirements listed here. As an alternative, a 'non-standard entry portfolio' may be set for the applicant to complete in order to demonstrate their readiness for higher education. 

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POSTGRADUATE PATHWAYS

Alumni receive a 15% discount on postgraduate courses at Chichester.

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Course content

The programme examines eSports from a number of perspectives:

  • Competitive game play
  • Sports science
  • Psychology
  • Event production
  • Business

Students will get the chance to participate in single and multiplayer games events, both live and online, across a number of titles including Counter Strike, FIFA, League of Legends and Project Cars.

This highly practical course examines, through scientific study, the effects and impact of extensive gaming, both physical and psychological. Student will get a good understanding of events promotion and management as they stage online and live room competitions, and gain an understanding of commercial sponsorship opportunities for this dynamic new area.

We will cover the current issues and trends concerning ethics and codes of conduct, player management and coaching and the impact of immersive gaming experiences of virtual and augmented reality.

For the gamer there is also continual skills development sessions and the study of strategic and tactical thinking to enhance gameplay success. 

Our facilities

Over the past few years, we’ve redeveloped both of our campuses so that you have the best facilities available for your degree. We pride ourselves on the quality of the learning environment we can offer our students.

On the Bognor Regis campus there is an integrated approach to the provision of learning resources and support. We offer a substantial collection of books, journals and other materials to help you further your research.

A range of study areas for group and quiet study including Wi-Fi areas for laptop use are available, or you can use open access PC and Mac areas. We use an electronic learning environment with an expanding portfolio of online library resources from anywhere at any time.

Our award-winning ‘Learning Resource Centre’ (LRC) is at the heart of the campus. It hosts a modern library service with areas for quiet and silent study on both floors.

Also situated in the LRC is the ‘Support and Information Zone’ (SIZ), Costa Coffee and over 80 open access workstations. An equipment loan centre offers laptops, tablets and other electronic devices for short and long-term loans.

We will be occupying the new Engineering and Digital Technology Park on the Bognor Regis Campus. This exciting relocation will give students access to professional industry standard facilities including a 300sqm film studio/sound stage, 80sqm green screen studio for motion capture and chroma work, post production area consisting of 9 edit suites alongside our ‘soho’ standard dubbing & master suite, recording studios, Mac and PC suites, ideas labs and changing facilities.

Where this can take you

A degree in eSports will enable you to forge a career in this vibrant and fast growing industry.

Whether you become a professional gamer, events producer or coach, you will gain skills across these areas and many others to enhance your career prospects.

Postgraduate pathways will be opened up to you as will opportunities in other industries through the transferable skills you will learn. These could include:

  • Marketing
  • Games Design
  • Sports Science
  • Journalism
  • Events Management 

Work placements

Every student in the department has the opportunity to access a 15 credit level 5 placement module if the opportunity to experience working in a relevant company arises.

Students have the opportunity to access the Erasmus Programme for European study opportunities.

Indicative modules

Level 4

  • Introduction to eSports
  • Game Analysis
  • Single Player Gaming
  • Skills & Strategy Development 1 (30 credits)
  • Sports Science; Understanding the ‘Flow State’
  • Multiplayer Gaming
  • The Business of eSports

Level 5

  • Skills & Strategy Development 2 (30 credits)
  • Sports Science; Physicality of Gaming
  • Immersive Gameplay 1
  • Gaming Conventions & Industry Engagement
  • Online Event Production (30 Credits)
  • Ethics and Codes of Conduct

Level 6

  • Information, Communication & Cultural Development
  • Dissertation (30 credits)
  • Immersive Gameplay 2
  • Live Event Production (30 credit)
  • Player Management and Coaching Teams
  • Psychology and the Player

Teaching and assessment

Teaching

You will be taught by experts in the fields of Sports Science, Professional Gaming, Games Design, Creative Technology, Business and Live Event Production.  Class sizes are controlled to ensure a quality of delivery and experience. Students should expect to be taught in groups of no more than 25.

Students will be taught using a number of approaches. Lectures, Seminars, Skills sessions, Laboratory classes and practical workshops will all be a part of the normal timetables activities.

You will also be expected to undertake independent study and practical group work outside of the timetabled sessions. You will have access to a range of facilities and resources to assist in the acquisition of knowledge and independent learning activities through our virtual leaning environment and our Learning Resource Centres.

You will be expected to read journals, books and articles pertaining to your area of study, and an extensive range of online resources and technology spaces are readily available.

All students must achieve 120 credits on each level to fully progress onto the next. A total of 360 credits successfully attained is required for the award of an Honours degree.

Assessment

Formative assessment in the Creative & Digital Technologies Department is carried out through peer to peer and tutor feedback on work either through submission, workshops or tutorials regularly across all modules. 

Students will be assessed in a number of ways that could include portfolios, essays, course work, practical work, presentations, reflective writing, skills observation and continuous assessment.

Feedback on submitted work can be accessed through our VLE digitally or by collected hard copies of work from the Administration Office. We endeavour to complete marking and feedback on all assessed work within a 3 week period though some modules, due to complexity of assessment, may take slightly longer.

Accessibility

The programme aims to provide an inclusive learning environment for all students, which minimises the need for individual support arrangements for students with additional needs. To this end:

  • All teaching material is available electronically to facilitate students who need to use assistive technology when reading materials.
  • Reading lists are registered with library services so that electronic copies of texts can be sourced for those students who require them.
  • Where practicable, all lectures and teaching classes are recorded and placed on Chi Player after the lecture takes place.
  • Course handbooks, powerpoints and associated materials used in lectures are available to students on-line on Moodle in advance of lectures.
  • A range of teaching strategies are used on the programme where possible, to ensure students with varied learning styles can benefit.
  • Where possible, the programme aims to provide a variety of assessment methods to meet differing needs.
  • Students requiring individual adjustments are referred to Student Support and Wellbeing, Disability Service or the Uinmind service, for assessment.
  • Reasonable adjustments required by individuals are logged by an appropriate adviser using the SARA (Support and Reasonable Adjustments) form and SONAR. Where appropriate the RAWE (Reasonable Adjustments for Work Experience) form is also completed. The individual needs of students is then distributed by the department to individual lecturers.
  • The assessment process allows where possible for individual needs and adjustments to be accommodated.

 

 

 

 

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