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Masters degree 'paves the way for sports jobs'

24 Oct 2008

Masters degree 'paves the way for sports jobs' University leavers interested in sport looking for graduate jobs in London should consider doing a masters degree, it has been claimed.

According to the Independent, behind every Andy Murray and Lewis Hamilton there is a team of backroom workers who make Britain's sporting events happen.

However, the paper claims that just like on the field competition for these jobs is very high, with personal contacts and luck playing a dig role.

But having a background in sports administration and a working knowledge of how the industry works is becoming essential, the paper states, and more than 12 universities are now offering maters in sports administration.

Terri Byers, leader of the sport management MSc at Kingston University, said: "The course is about developing sport as a business, how sport becomes commercialised and how to commercialise sport."

Meanwhile, London Metropolitan University is set to launch an international version of its sports MA.

According to the BBC, the 2012 Olympic Games will provide a boost for senior sport administrators, managers and technicians.

The news provider states sport is making its way up the national agenda and as a result there has been a dramatic shift in attitude toward sport recruitment.

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