Staffordshire University to launch UK’s first eSports degree

01 June 2017

Staffordshire University has announced plans to launch the UK’s first eSports degree, looking at the business and cultural of aspects of professional gaming.

The new course, which is set to begin in September 2018, is part of the University’s new video game initiative which will also the expansion of its gaming facilities at its Stoke-on-Trent campus.

Rachel Gowers, Academic Dean for Recruitment in the Business School from the University of Staffordshire said: "Over 73 per cent of those employed within -esports are under the age of 35 and their skills are in demand. Companies are looking for people who are entrepreneurial and tech savvy and the industry is driving the creation of new jobs.”

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