„What will you become when you grow up?” - surely everyone received this question at least once. We could say anyting then, but later the options began to narrow down. On the site of  savethestudent.org 16 of the most weird university degrees are collected, and we present the first 5 of the strangest ones now.


Viticulture and Oenology

1. - Viticulture and Oenology (Plumpton College)

The course covers all aspects of wine production and related biological sciences, including practical vinegrowing and winemaking, viticulture and oenology theory, wine sensory evaluation and wine analysis. The course includes a vintage winery placement and a major research project. This course normally can be completed in three academic years, but it is also offered on a part-time basis.


Ethical Hacking (Abertay University)

2. - Ethical Hacking (Abertay University)

This course has a funny name, but it stands for security audit testing on computer networks and systems. The BSc in Ethical Hacking aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills required to understand the mechanics behind hacking attacks and develop appropriate countermeasures.


Surf Science and Technology (Cornwall College)

3. - Surf Science and Technology (Cornwall College)

Students of this foundation course will study the following: Event Management, Marine Conservation, Surf Culture and History, Design and Production, Business and Law, Psychology, Health & Fitness relating to sport, Media and Marketing, Politics of Sport, Fieldwork, Environmental Dynamics, Surf Practice and Coaching. Students will not be taught how to surf and it is important to realise that this is an academic course.


Hand Embroidery for Fashion, Interiors, Textile Art (University for the Creative Arts)

4. - Hand Embroidery for Fashion, Interiors, Textile Art (University for the Creative Arts)

This world-renowned course is led by accomplished academic staff at Royal School of Needlework (RSN) in Hampton Court Palace and is Europe's only full-time BA (Hons) degree programme specialising in hand embroidery. Students on this course will immerse themselves in the art of hand embroidery, exploring traditional techniques and developing these into their own areas of professional practice through workshops, tutorials and live projects.


Hand Embroidery for Fashion, Interiors, Textile Art (University for the Creative Arts)

5. - Horology (Birmingham City University)

Horology is the art and science of time measurement, and the study of clocks and watches, both mechanical and electronic. This unique undergraduate course combines traditional craftsmanship with the latest technology. Students will examine the history of time keeping, how clocks and watches work and how they are designed. The university's reputation and staff connections mean that its professional links are outstanding and its graduates are highly employable. They have unique industry partnerships with luxury goods brands such as Cartier (UK), and Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy (LVMH).

Have you met such interesting degrees anywhere? Would you study courses like these? Leave us a comment!

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