7 Of The Most Bizarre University Courses In The UK

There are some courses out there where good grades alone just won’t suffice. Let’s take a look at 7 of the most bizarre university courses in the UK that may require a little more than your typical entry requirements:

1. ‘Wine Studies’ - University of Brighton

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As if students needed an excuse to explore the capabilities of alcohol, the University of Brighton have only gone and invented a course for it…

2. ‘Waste Management with Dance’ - University of Northampton

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Adding a whole new meaning to the term ‘dirty dancing’, the Waste Management with Dance course at the University of Northampton enabled students to gain an understanding of the “complexities of waste management” whilst also studying the intricacies of dance performance and choreography. For such an obvious pairing you have to wonder how no one had thought of it before…

3. ‘Feel the Force: How to Train in the Jedi Way’ - Queens University Belfast

That’s right, the University of Belfast offer a course in Jedi training. Who needs to prepare for university interview questions when you already have ‘the force’?!

4. ‘Equestrian Psychology and Sports Science’ - Nottingham Trent University

Why worry about long-term employment when you can become a real life horse whisperer on Nottingham Trent University’s ‘Equestrian Psychology and Sports Science course?!

5. ‘Harry Potter and the Age of Illusion’ - Durham University

OK, so it’s not quite Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, but Durham University offers the closest thing to it with its ‘Harry Potter and the Age of Illusion’ module, covering hard-hitting topics such as ‘Gryffindor and Slytherin: prejudice and intolerance in the classroom’ and ‘Muggles and magic: the escape from the treadmill and the recovery of enchantment’…

6. ‘Psychology of Exceptional Human Experiences’ - Coventry University

If there’s something strange in the neighbourhood… become a Ghost Buster at Coventry University! Their M.Sc. Psychology of Exceptional Human Experiences degree examines instances of ghostly apparitions and explores the idea of another dimension between the living and the dead. Spoooky…

7. ‘David Beckham Studies’ - Stafforshire University

Discover all you need to know about ‘Golden Balls’ himself on Stafforshire University’s ground breaking Sport, Media and Culture degree. From haircuts to hairdryers, this course has got it all! How they managed to condense such a complex mind into a single module of teaching is beyond me…

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