Some Exceptional Degrees You Can Actually Study in the UK

Are you looking for a new and interesting course to take this year? In the UK, there are a lot of strange and unusual courses available for students.

Don’t believe us? Well, here is a list of the top strangest degrees in the UK that will make you think twice about studying again. The universities offer a wide range of courses. There is something special for every student’s taste. The following strange courses are not only fun but also make students unique in their own way.

These courses will give you the chance to learn something completely different and try something new. The best part is that they don’t cost as much as you might expect!

Here are some of the best, most unusual subjects you can study at university:


Horology- Birmingham City University:

Discover new designs and materials, discuss the theory behind clocks and watches, and develop specialist skills with our Horology degree, one of the only courses of its kind. You will enhance your skills in servicing and restoration to industry standards, as well as using Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and rapid prototyping to explore different methods and designs.

The course uses industry-standard software, such as the Solid works CAD package, to teach design and technical drawing skills, as well as both traditional and modern niche skills of repair, conservation, and restoration. Their workshops give you access to timing and testing equipment, as well as machine tools, including advanced five-axis milling and engine turning equipment.


Fire Engineering– University of Central Lancashire:

Aiming for a senior role in fire safety? This could be the course for you. Fire Engineering impacts all our lives whether we realize it or not. This course is externally accredited. It’s practical and focuses on fire in the context of buildings and infrastructure, the technology for predicting fires, and designs for fire safety.

you’ll get the chance to work with fire safety engineering companies, all with the aim of boosting your employability when you graduate.


Contemporary Circus with Physical Theatre- Bath Spa University:

Searching for a course that actively supports clowning around? Park up your tiny unicycle and stop right there. This enjoyable degree provides you with the chance to integrate physical circus skills with theatrical performance. Supported by Circomedia, you’ll get to run away with the circus as some modules involve joining a professional on-tour troupe.


Brewing and Distilling- Heriot-Watt University:

Students and alcohol go together like gin and tonic. Why not embrace this by enrolling in the MSc Brewing and Distilling degree at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh?

This program prepares candidates for entry into the malting, brewing, or distilling industries, or to conduct research. It covers a broad range of subjects, from brewing science and chemical engineering to business studies and production management.


Ethical Hacking – Coventry University

It’s a very curious word that is hacking in digital technology, isn’t it? Studying Ethical Hacking and Cybersecurity at Coventry University will provide you with the opportunity to learn to identify and analyze the threats posed to modern information structures and the chance to develop the knowledge and skills to be able to advise a company on how to set up secure systems.

Coventry University has over 10 years of experience in teaching cybersecurity, producing graduates who have gone on to successful careers in the sector. Previous graduates have gone on to become security consultants, security engineers, penetration testers, and other sector-specific roles.


Education Studies – Durham University

Around 70 of Durham’s undergraduates have already signed up for the module Harry Potter and the Age of Illusion, which will be offered for the first time this autumn as part of the university’s Education Studies BA degree.

There’ll be no flying lessons, potions, or defense-against-the-dark-arts classes, but Harry Potter fans at Durham University have the option of a course on the adventures of the boy wizard.


DJ practice- University of Central Lancashire

This is really the coolest degree in the world. This course combines technical training from industry experts with academic music learning.

Electronic Music & DJ Practice BA (Hons) course combines technical training from industry experts. Experts from a range of skills from audio-visual composition and multi-media installation work to performance, research, and practitioners from a range of artistic disciplines and eras. You’ll be also lectured by some DJ gurus and get to be hands-on with the latest technology.


Equestrian Psychology and Sports Science -Nottingham Trent University

Students in the Equestrian Psychology and Sports Science course will study to develop a greater understanding of equine behavior and the horse-human relationship. They will also have a chance to go on a six-month international student exchange with a partner university in Australia, Canada, or Hungary during their second year of study. The course is based in rural Nottinghamshire, with a 200-hectare estate for outdoor fieldwork and research.


Parapsychology-Coventry University

This course is looking at the existence of ghosts, haunted houses, and ‘the survival of bodily death. Students were encouraged to look at the paranormal using several scientific methods. They also looked at what we called extra-sensory perception which means the communication beyond words, vision, touch, or smell that happened between two people.


Feel The Force- Queen’s University Belfast

Does that sound weird? As it turned out, Queens University Belfast was offering this type of psychological course. This course was launched in 2008 teaching students the real-life psychological techniques behind Jedi mind tricks, and examining the wider issues behind the Star Wars universe, like balance, destiny, dualism, fatherhood, and fascism.


If you’d like to study something out of the ordinary, then we recommend spending some time researching these courses and programs. You’ll find a huge range of education options, including many that are not offered at conventional universities in the UK. We hope this article has been helpful!


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