Premier League footballer graduates with University of Hertfordshire degree

 7 June 2024 6 June 2024
7 June 2024

A top premier league footballer, aiming to play for England in the not-too-distant future, has graduated from the University of Hertfordshire.

Captain of Wolverhampton Wanderers, Maximillian Kilman - who has made over 100 Premier League appearances and recently signed a new contract with the club until August 2028 - graduated from Hertfordshire Business School with a BSc (Hons) Business and Sport Management online degree.

Max started his studies at Herts in 2016 on a full-time Joint Honours programme. During this time, Max represented UH in the Futsal team in the BUCS National League while also playing non-league football. When Max signed a professional football contract with Wolves in December 2018, he transferred his studies to Hertfordshire Business School’s online Business and Sport Management degree for sport professionals.

“I am proud to have graduated from the University of Hertfordshire,” said Max. “I am particularly grateful to the Hertfordshire Business School for offering a flexible online programme for sports professionals and to the programme team for their support. It offered me the chance to continue studying and has allowed me to successfully graduate. As a footballer you follow a disciplined regime that is repetitive, so studying has given me a lot of satisfaction. It has enhanced my personal skills and has helped me become more confident when communicating to a wider audience.”

Jarrod Lippiatt, Hertfordshire Business School programme, said: “Max is an excellent example of a high-profile sports professional who has valued the flexibility of our degree programme and embraced the opportunity to study alongside their demanding sport career. We wish him every success in the future.”


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