There are various traditional subjects you can study at university, ranging from science, maths and engineering to drama, literature and history, all fields of inquiry with long and distinguished histories.
However, with the passage of time, the number of degrees available has multiplied dramatically. Although traditional subjects still dominate, it’s now possible to gain qualifications in a variety of areas some might consider peculiar. In the name of curiosity, we’ve found 8 of the oddest university courses out there.
1. The Fab Four
We know the Beatles were influential, and there’s no denying ‘A Day in the Life’ is a great tune, but did we really need an entire MA course about John, Paul, George and the other one?
Are you a white hat? Or a black hat? It’s a good thing they specify ‘ethical hacking’ at Abertay University, as there’s no way any student would take everything they learn about software security loopholes and use it purely for personal gain… Nope. Not a chance.
We hope that University College London offers a ‘Practical Pillaging’ module as part of its Viking and Old Norse Studies BA. It would seem a missed opportunity not to.
5. Bake Off
As well as baking, London Southbank University’s Baking Technology Management degree promises to teach ‘specialist managerial skills… linked to the commercial and technological aspects of the baking profession’.
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