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AnthonyShock1515
19-08-08, 17:51
I've been looking at different degree courses for my options and I've come across some funny'uns:p

Here are some I thought were just plain weird!


Msc in Wine (http://www.coventry.ac.uk/postgraduate-study/full-time-courses-by-subject/wine-studies/a/1230)
American and Canadian Studies (http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/american/)
and most odd of all:


BA in Puppetry ! (http://www.cssd.ac.uk/undergrad.php/16/puppetry.html)
How strange eh? It would be weird asking then what they are studying. Bill is reading History, Sarah is reading Economics and Daniel is reading Puppetry.:p I don't have any problem with people doing these courses if it is something they are really interested and enthusiastic about. I just thought subjects like these would be a small unit as part of a more general degree, not a full subject at that.:confused: But, what kinds of careers could you have? And, would it be worth spending lots of money at a university studying for it?

Have you heard of any that make you think, thats funny?:)

Benguitar
19-08-08, 18:13
Lol

Puppetry!

I think I am going to go for Computer Programming/Computer Engineering.

rickybazire
19-08-08, 18:59
I'd like to do something in Maths. Even though I like Music more, I still would prefer to do Maths, more chances of a job. Also, music can be my hobby.

Tihocan9
19-08-08, 19:26
I am reading up on Puppetry :p (My name is Daniel)

I am wanting to maybe study Psychology or go into the Medical field.

Punaxe
19-08-08, 22:26
Hey, nothing strange about American and Canadian Studies. Every country can be studied, and America has been a particularly relevant one to be studying for quite some time already.

What I do find strange though, is our country's Islamic University, where you can study (at a university level!) to become an Imam.

Larapink
19-08-08, 22:27
They are all degree's at the end of the day, nothing normal about educational degrees anyway. :p

Mad Tony
19-08-08, 22:29
They are all degree's at the end of the day, nothing normal about educational degrees anyway. :pHow are educational degrees not normal? :confused:

But yeah, by the looks of it there are some pretty strange degrees out there.

VonCroy360
19-08-08, 22:30
Hey, nothing strange about American and Canadian Studies. Every country can be studied, and America has been a particularly relevant one to be studying for quite some time already.


True, and if you can study acting, puppetry's the same type of studies.

And yeah, most people do laugh when I say I'm seriously considering Computer games production and design, so I'm not the one to say how weird something is. :pi:

Not As We
19-08-08, 22:32
Bah!

That's nothing,

some college's, here in the Uk, offer courses on David Beckham,
you can get an A-Level in David Beckham

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Larapink
19-08-08, 22:33
How are educational degrees not normal? :confused:

But yeah, by the looks of it there are some pretty strange degrees out there.
There is no such thing as normal, when I was choosing my degree I remember seeing loads of strange courses on UCAS.

Angel666
19-08-08, 23:02
Hey, nothing strange about American and Canadian Studies. Every country can be studied, and America has been a particularly relevant one to be studying for quite some time already.

What I do find strange though, is our country's Islamic University, where you can study (at a university level!) to become an Imam.

Excuse my ignorance but whats an Imam?

Punaxe
19-08-08, 23:04
Excuse my ignorance but whats an Imam?

Call it the Muslim equivalent of a Priest :p

Hey, and computer game design isn't weird at all. The artwork takes some huge talent, the level design some great insight and the engines are extremely complex to write.

Mad Tony
19-08-08, 23:06
There is no such thing as normal, when I was choosing my degree I remember seeing loads of strange courses on UCAS.Yeah but what about all the normal courses that are to do with business, law, science, mathematics etc?

stranger1992
19-08-08, 23:24
hey! I'm doing a course in games devlopment from Sept.3 Its not weird its just....unorthodox :jmp:

VonCroy360
19-08-08, 23:28
hey! I'm doing a course in games devlopment from Sept.3 Its not weird its just....unorthodox :jmp:

Which university if you don't mind sharing? :)

And yup, I think it's worth just the same as a usual course, but a lot of people do't really understand that. XD

Dakaruch
19-08-08, 23:40
There are no weird courses. Just some courses that people are not used to know about. I have some friends that are doing a course of Juggling, on a private University. I don't see the problem in it, and they surely make a big amount of money with that profession if they are really good. They are hired to entertain parties and what not.

I for example am doing a course on Electromechanical engineering! Have you ever heard of that one?
I haven't until i got into it! :p

Melonie Tomb Raider
19-08-08, 23:42
Puppetry? ROFL!!! :vlol:

Larapink
19-08-08, 23:45
Yeah but what about all the normal courses that are to do with business, law, science, mathematics etc?
Those are "standard" degrees.

Those standard degrees don't interest me - my degree is BA hons 3D Animation. :)

xMiSsCrOfTx
19-08-08, 23:48
I'm so going for a puppetry degree. :cool:

Paperdoll
19-08-08, 23:50
Msc in Wine (http://www.coventry.ac.uk/postgraduate-study/full-time-courses-by-subject/wine-studies/a/1230)
American and Canadian Studies (http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/american/)

I don't fnd those odd at all. At all. But hey, whatever floats your boat.

Jamie18
19-08-08, 23:51
At the same time as I think it's good that there are opportunities for everyone to benefit from their talents and interests...I can't help but feel that the whole idea of a degree has been cheapened to the extent where it doesn't really mean as much as it should.

I mean in my part of the UK anyway, for jobs outside of specialist ones, the most important thing is to 'have a degree', whatever that means, and I kinda think that's not really a good judge of whether or not a person is good enough for the job, unless they are looking for a certain kind of one.

Basically with the choice available, anyone can get a degree, whether it is in English Literature or Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and that kind of makes the point of a degree moot because it's supposed to be something that sets you apart from other candidates. Going to uni (from my perspective) has become the 'cool' thing to do (and I speak as someone who went...not because I wanted to, but because everyone else was and I was told that I 'needed' to).

I sort of feel like it's got to the stage now where the thing that 'sets you apart from other job candidates' is basically how much debt you were willing to get into in order to get a degree, rather than extra ability to go to that next level of education, which is what further education used to be about.

I fully appreciate that this isn't going to be the same case for everyone in their part of the world, but that's definitely the impression I have got of late - I almost wish job applications forgot about them entirely, because they've been reduced to simply a piece of paper that you get by cashing in three or four years of your life and maybe tens of thousand of pounds worth of your future earnings. I don't think that further education really makes you more applicable for most general jobs outside of ones that require extra specialist knowledge.

disneyprincess20
20-08-08, 09:54
I sort of feel like it's got to the stage now where the thing that 'sets you apart from other job candidates' is basically how much debt you were willing to get into in order to get a degree, rather than extra ability to go to that next level of education, which is what further education used to be about.

I fully appreciate that this isn't going to be the same case for everyone in their part of the world, but that's definitely the impression I have got of late - I almost wish job applications forgot about them entirely, because they've been reduced to simply a piece of paper that you get by cashing in three or four years of your life and maybe tens of thousand of pounds worth of your future earnings. I don't think that further education really makes you more applicable for most general jobs outside of ones that require extra specialist knowledge.

Bang on the money :tmb: having a degree means very little today, and it doesn't prepare you for daily working life. I have seen degrees in Surfing and Aromatherapy. so there really is something for everyone. (don't knock American Studies, I did it for a year as part of my course before dropping it in favour of a full degree in Media and Film!).

The thing that annoys me is, once you have your degree you still can't find a job because you need experience :hea:

Mr.Burns
20-08-08, 10:39
Bang on the money :tmb: having a degree means very little today, and it doesn't prepare you for daily working life. I have seen degrees in Surfing and Aromatherapy. so there really is something for everyone. (don't knock American Studies, I did it for a year as part of my course before dropping it in favour of a full degree in Media and Film!).

The thing that annoys me is, once you have your degree you still can't find a job because you need experience :hea:

*nods* I'm sure you have heard the saying, "It's not WHAT you know, but WHO you know." True words. I've seen some pretty moronic people get jobs that they are severely unqualified for simply because of connections and networking.

Most unusual degree I have seen? The local technical college here has a degree program in package sciences. They're the ones responsible for those product packages that are impossible to open without cutting yourself, all in the name of preventing shoplifting. :hea:

kryptonite23
20-08-08, 13:00
LOL!! :vlol:
Masteral degrees, aye? :vlol:
I'll take puppetry if I fail to pass the requirements needed for the course that I want :p j/k :p

AnthonyShock1515
20-08-08, 18:52
I've found another one! lol Kinda' random methinks but:

MA Gnome Culture at Coventry.

How can that be real!?:cln:

Tyrannosaurus
20-08-08, 20:16
I know there was one college that offered majors in Funeral Service and Bereavement Studies. Morbid place. Imagine if you double majored in those two.

Another Lara
21-08-08, 08:08
I got my degree in Archaeology, but I was so tempted to change my choice when I saw one uni (forget which) did a degree in Homer Simpson!:p