Strange Masters courses for the eccentric elite

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to do a Masters in something absolutely unconventional just for fun? If your answer is ‘yes’, then we’ve put together a few eccentric postgraduate courses that will whet your “academic” appetite.


1. MA Traditions of Yoga and Meditation – School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS), London

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Kicking off with one you definitely don’t see often on just any university prospectus. If you have been longing to recharge your chakras and be one with the world, then SOAS London has got the right course for you! This might be the most relaxing Master’s course in the world, and if you’re a firm believer in the benefits of meditation and would love to delve deeper academically, then check out the university website. Ommmmmmm… [Read more…]


2. Music Industry Studies MA – University of Liverpool

The city known for The Beatles and the Kops has done it again: You music aficionados can rejoice because this is the course for you. This course is taught alongside the Masters programme in Popular Music Studies, and will broaden your experience and understanding on popular music and allow opportunity for future research.

The course has modules such as:

• Studying Popular Music

• Music & the Legal System

• The Record Industry as a Cultural Industry

• Music and the City

• Globalisation and the Music Industry (and many others)

And don’t worry; there are plenty of job opportunities that graduates can opt to choose from. Just be warned that this is a small class of about 15-20 people, so if you’re interested you might wanna work on that application ASAP! [Read more…]


3. Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture M.CMAc – London South Bank University

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If you’re scared of needles, this isn’t the course for you. But if traditional Chinese medicine captivates your interest, then LSBU might be the place you want to go. The course is accredited by the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board. All students on the course are eligible to apply for scholarships through the Confucius Institute to further their studies in Chinese language and Chinese medicine. [Read more…]


4. Drone Technology and Applications MSc – Liverpool John Moores University

Ever dreamed of being an expert in UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles)? Well, our partner university Liverpool John Moores University has an amazing Masters course for you to check out. As UAVs are being used all over the world in all kinds of vocations, it’s worth looking into this as a future profession.

With multiple job opportunities around Europe and the rest of the world, just imagine what you could do and the places you could go with this qualification under your belt. [Read more…]


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5. Directing for Circus MA – Bath Spa University

Don’t let the name fool you, Bath Spa University is neither a bath nor a spa located in a university. But their postgraduate courses are creative, to say the least. In this Masters programme, you will be able to learn all you need to know about directing a circus. Studying this will also open doors for you to work with leading circus groups as part of your studies! Hurrah! [Read more…]


6. Jane Austen’s England MA – Bath Spa University

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Another entry from Bath Spa University for the strange Masters degree compilation is their specific course on Austen’s literature and the historical context in which her writings take place. Lovers of Austen’s works can now rest in peace as they explore Georgian and Regency era literature amidst the beautiful city of Bath. [Read more…]

If you’re not yet convinced about doing a Masters degree, then we hope you guys are inspired by what we have compiled. This article has proven that no matter how weird you are, there’s always going to be a Masters programme as weird and as wonderful as you!

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