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ive seen a 3 yr lord of the rings degree
Stupid course?

All hail LOTR!

I would actually enjoy that :P -especially if that meant endless hours of studying the films *sigh*
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A knitwear degree. Can't remember where tho.
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Do you think David Beckham could pass ANY University course?
This could be the start of an entirely new thread.
maybe a degree in "how to get loads of press coverage without doing a great deal"

but apart from that *thinks*



no.
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At Luton University you can do a degree in 'decision making...'

I think many of the degrees posted on this thread have topped that though...!
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I've seen circus skills somewhere or other. I also think that a degree in Harry Potter is being discussed somewhere or other in America.
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There are codes for all sorts of courses - not necasserily available at any uni - like the majority of the courses mentioned here which are postgrad research titles or dissertation titles rather than undergraduate degrees.

http://www.hesa.ac.uk/jacs/completeclassification.htm is a full list

My personal favourites are:

D611 Meat Science
D434 Ornamental Fish
F112 Colour Chemistry
G330 Stochastic Processes :confused:
J430 Leather Technology

And a whole raft of the W (artistic subjects) codes:

W711 Needlecraft
W721 Silversmithing/Goldsmithing
W722 Blacksmithing
W723 Clock/Watchmaking
W732 Cabinet making
W753 Stone Crafts
W761 Basketry
W781 Bookbinding

etc etc....real skills that don't seem to match with most peoples experience of uni.
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(Original post by Pencil Queen)
There are codes for all sorts of courses - not necasserily available at any uni - like the majority of the courses mentioned here which are postgrad research titles or dissertation titles rather than undergraduate degrees.

http://www.hesa.ac.uk/jacs/completeclassification.htm is a full list

My personal favourites are:

D611 Meat Science
D434 Ornamental Fish
F112 Colour Chemistry
G330 Stochastic Processes :confused:
J430 Leather Technology

And a whole raft of the W (artistic subjects) codes:

W711 Needlecraft
W721 Silversmithing/Goldsmithing
W722 Blacksmithing
W723 Clock/Watchmaking
W732 Cabinet making
W753 Stone Crafts
W761 Basketry
W781 Bookbinding

etc etc....real skills that don't seem to match with most peoples experience of uni.
What's so weird about Stochastic Processes? It's an area of probability theory.
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ok this is nothing compared too some of them but i think at plymouth u can do surf studies
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(Original post by Pencil Queen)
There are codes for all sorts of courses - not necasserily available at any uni - like the majority of the courses mentioned here which are postgrad research titles or dissertation titles rather than undergraduate degrees.

http://www.hesa.ac.uk/jacs/completeclassification.htm is a full list

My personal favourites are:

D611 Meat Science
D434 Ornamental Fish
F112 Colour Chemistry
G330 Stochastic Processes :confused:
J430 Leather Technology

And a whole raft of the W (artistic subjects) codes:

W711 Needlecraft
W721 Silversmithing/Goldsmithing
W722 Blacksmithing
W723 Clock/Watchmaking
W732 Cabinet making
W753 Stone Crafts
W761 Basketry
W781 Bookbinding

etc etc....real skills that don't seem to match with most peoples experience of uni.
You forgot gambling! And beer making!
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At Luton University you can do a degree in 'decision making...'

I think many of the degrees posted on this thread have topped that though...!
Not that unusual, at the LSE there's a masters degree in Decision Sciences. It's very highly regarded. Suppose it all seems to matter on the institution. It's as though at one institution a particular degree seems unusual and laughable, and at another, a course by the same title does not. Similar rule with 'studies' coming into the title. Cambridge has Management Studies as a research degree. It's one of the most competitive courses to get into in the UK, requiring a first class degree from a university with an international reputation (this is specifically what it asks for in its prospectus) to be even considered. So, I guess that's not labeled 'mickey mouse'!
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surf studies!!!!!!!!!!!!! wtf, what a great cource,
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i saw on the news a long time ago that somebody did a degree on Klingon language!
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At the Uni of Glamorgan (near my house) they have a Beerology Degree - in which you spent 2 years studying then a year at a brewery working and having as much free samples as you want then a final year at uni!

They actually promoted this course to my school chemistry class last week and at a study skills day the whole year went to.
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At the Uni of Glamorgan (near my house) they have a Beerology Degree - in which you spent 2 years studying then a year at a brewery working and having as much free samples as you want then a final year at uni!

They actually promoted this course to my school chemistry class last week and at a study skills day the whole year went to.

I read in a newspaper, where in the USA you get to study PORN STUDIES. Ur lecturer takes u out to strip bars, and then at the end of the course u get to have a massive orgy. etc etc. U get marked on giving BJs etc etc. Its amazing what the Americans get up to
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I read in a newspaper, where in the USA you get to study PORN STUDIES. Ur lecturer takes u out to strip bars, and then at the end of the course u get to have a massive orgy. etc etc. U get marked on giving BJs etc etc. Its amazing what the Americans get up to
No way!
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No way!
Yes, way, i saw it in the telegraph or something
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Yes, way, i saw it in the telegraph or something
americans....... always wantin more......
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http://www.academia.org/campus_repor...ct_2001_4.html
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You forgot gambling! And beer making!
Brewery chemistry/processes has a code but gambing would have some *******ised code combining a bit of probability and a bit of management I imagine.
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What's so weird about Stochastic Processes? It's an area of probability theory.
Oh right - just something I've never come across - one of the only subject codes which makes me think "huh?"...new it was a maths course G1-G4 = maths but beyond that it seemed quite mysterious.
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