BA (Hons) Esports
& Management

4 Year Degree with Foundation Year.

Welcome to the BA (Hons) Esports Coaching & Management (with Foundation Year) Undergraduate Degree from College of Esports, British Esports exclusive university level partner in higher education.

The BA (Hons) Esports Coaching & Management (with Foundation Year) Undergraduate Degree focuses on developing talent, resilience and identity in the context of the exciting and international world of esports through College of Esports unique TRI Curriculum approach.

This course examines esports from several perspectives, namely competitive coaching and development, sports psychology and player welfare.


The BA (Hons) Esports Coaching & Management degree (with Foundation Year) Undergraduate Degree combines enthusiasm for esports and gaming with international business, allowing students to learn through the lens of their passion.

The modules have been carefully selected to create an enjoyable and engaging journey as well as a challenge.

This blend will provide a strong foundation in international business within the context of esports and ensure that, via College of Esports unique TRI Curriculum approach, students can apply their knowledge through work experience within the industry from an early stage.

Modules such as International Esports Business Environment and Employability Skills can be put into practice in year one with external partners and students own business ideas, supported by an Entrepreneurship in Esports module.

Importantly, the ability to vocationally apply knowledge into the esports industry from the first year will help to create a strong personal portfolio of evidence and track record of achievements to support employability.

College of Esports will work together with students on their exit strategy from the early stages of a degree programme.

As students progress into their second year, Esports & Social Enterprises and Esports Business & Events dovetail perfectly with the more traditional subjects including Leading, Managing & Coaching and Esports Business & Events.

Underpinning these vocational and practical subjects is Esports Regulation, Rules & Risks that help ensure all that students do is delivered appropriately.

As the student journey matures into the final year, the module of Strategic Entrepreneurship and Esports Industry & Finance will ensure that students understand how to put into practice their knowledge to date, effectively and in the real world.


The BA (Hons) Esports Coaching & Management (with Foundation Year) Undergraduate Degree is structured to help students develop so that they can demonstrate these outcomes by the end of their studies.  Students won’t be expected to be able to do this from the beginning.

Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Critically appraise the legislation, policy and research that underpins key issues in the study of esports including personal and professional development, management and leadership in esports organisations, team working, event management, strategy development, strategy implementation, team management, operational management, business and finance.
  • Critically apply knowledge of theoretical concepts and research methodologies to complex problems in esports contexts.
  • Critically evaluate and communicate complex problems and solutions in esports to different audiences and in different formats.
  • Critically review and adapt behaviours that inclusively embrace culturally diverse communities and stakeholders needs.
  • Critically analyse, apply, and evaluate ethical, legal including safeguarding, business, social, health, well being and strategic issues facing esports industry professionals.
  • Critically reflect personally and professionally to identify targets for future development in a range of esports contexts.


The BA (Hons) Esports Coaching & Management (with Foundation Year) Undergraduate Degree can lead to various roles in the esports industry and beyond, such as:

  • Esports Business Management (team, event, operational)
  • Esports Event Management
  • Esports Marketing and Promotion
  • Esports Entrepreneurship
  • Esports Consulting
  • Esports Regulation and Compliance
  • Research and Analysis
  • Education and Training (coaching, training)
  • Media and Broadcasting (casting, commentary)
  • Corporate Partnerships and Sponsorships
  • Gaming and Esports Journalism
  • Social Enterprises in Esports

This qualification provides a diverse skill set and knowledge base that can open doors to a wide range of career opportunities within the esports industry and beyond, blending business acumen with a passion for gaming and esports.

Explore Career Pathways in Esports through the College of Esports


The BA (Hons) Esports Coaching & Management (with Foundation Year) Undergraduate Degree enhances employability skills through:

  • Business acumen
  • Practical problem solving
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Event management skills
  • Critical thinking and research abilities
  • Effective communication
  • Ethical and legal understanding
  • Cultural competence
  • Self reflection and personal development
  • Work experience opportunities
  • Networking prospects

These skills boost employability for careers in and beyond esports.

Students learning at the College of Esports


The BA (Hons) Esports Coaching & Management (with Foundation Year) Undergraduate Degree equips students with valuable transferable skills for higher education, including:

  • Research
  • Critical thinking
  • Communication
  • Ethics
  • Adaptability
  • Problem solving.

Its interdisciplinary approach and practical experiences provide a strong foundation for further academic pursuits.