University of West London Launches New esports Degrees

Courses cover industry management and player coaching

The new degrees will be taught at UWL’s recently opened Digital Futures Lab
The new degrees will be taught at UWL’s recently opened Digital Futures Lab. Picture: UWL

May 2, 2024

University of West London (UWL) intends to cater for the growing global popularity of esports with two new degrees.

With its global market value projected to rise to over $5.7 billion by 2030 , UWL aims to unlock the potential of future player and event management professionals with two career-focused degrees. BSc Esports Management with Event Production and a FDSc Coaching for Eplayers are set to launch in September 2024.

Run by UWL’s London Geller College of Hospitality and Tourism (LGCHT), Esports Management with Event Production is a course which will cover areas including esports regulatory matters, managing spectator experiences; risk management and ethical considerations; digital marketing and promotion and event production.

The two-year Coaching for Eplayers foundation degree will focus on advanced coaching techniques; nutrition and holistic wellbeing; esports team dynamics and cognitive skills.

As the careers University, UWL has developed the courses with lecturers that have extensive industry experience across events, gaming, sports psychology, hospitality, and leisure.

Modules for the new degrees will be taught at UWL’s recently opened Digital Futures Lab which is equipped with the latest Macs and PCs running cutting-edge software.

Announcing the new courses, James Edmunds, Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor, and Dean at UWL’s LGCHT said, “There are so many dimensions to esports, and we are taking a holistic approach to teaching and building skills. All our new esports degrees will immerse students in the world of gaming with theoretical and practical experience. Being based in West London, we have excellent relationships with esports companies around the golden mile. There is a growing demand for talented and career-ready esports graduates. “

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