SODA is delighted to offer a number of scholarships that will provide additional support for eligible students during their time with us.

PlayStation Career Pathways Program

New scholarships to support students from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic backgrounds on creative and digital technology degree courses have been launched at Manchester Metropolitan University, supported by PlayStation Career Pathway Program.

Budding animators, technologists, games designers, media, and sound producers, largely from SODA, will be eligible for the financial support.

The scholarships form part of Sony Interactive Entertainment and the University’s initiatives to help widen access to creative and digital courses.

As part of the initiative, an employability fund will be established, enabling Scholars to access additional support to undertake placements, internships, and attend conferences. The support reflects Manchester Metropolitan and Sony Interactive Entertainment’s commitment to help reduce barriers to higher education and increase graduate employability for young people from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic backgrounds.

Five undergraduate Scholarships of £5,000 each (per annum over three years) for September 2021 entry for students pursuing degrees in undergraduate degree programmes on the following courses at SODA:

  • BA (Hons) Animation
  • BSc (Hons) Computer Games Development
  • BA (Hons) Future Media Production
  • BA (Hons) Games Art

Applications for September 2022 entry will open in the new 2022/2023 academic year and further information will be made available closer to the time. Please note that your application will be reviewed on how you meet all of the essential criteria. In the event of being over-subscribed additional criteria may be applied.

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SJM Concerts Futures Scholarship

SJM Concerts, a Manchester based company, are at the forefront of the live UK music market. They promote the biggest UK acts and many world-renowned artistes in the concert and events industry, bringing people together through music to celebrate and respect all cultures.

In a bid to develop and pursue ways in which they could do more to help in the ongoing fight for equality, SJM Concerts considered how they could best support students of Black, Asian and mixed heritage background to help them attain a higher education degree at a Manchester based university.

Launched in 2019,SJM Concerts are supporting 36 Manchester Metropolitan students over three years, as part of  the SJM Concerts Futures Scholarship initiative within the disciplines of Business, Law, Music, Events management, and Music and Sound Design at SODA.

Recipients will receive £1,200 per year of study, for three years, subject to terms and conditions.

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