Studying In the UK: 3 Unusual Degrees for Foreign Students

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Gone are the days of students having to travel thousands of miles in search of a good education. In an effort to secure a career, it wasn't abnormal for youngsters to need to fly the nest and move to another city - or even a foreign country - to gain the skills they needed to get ahead. 

These days, however, institutions around the globe offer a veritable smorgasbord of degree choices, all designed to meet the needs of education hungry students, without the need to up sticks if they don't want to.

But what if you fancy something a little more unusual that's not readily available on your doorstep? What if you want to study in a foreign land? What if you want to endure 12 months of rain?

Well, away from your archetypal undergraduate subjects such as accounting, law or humanities, the UK is positively bubbling with a range of atypical courses designed to get your grey matter tingling. Whether you fancy a degree in viticulture and oenology or a solid grounding in Viking Studies, Dear Old Blighty really is the place to be.

To get you started, check out three of the most unusual degrees you can study in Britain ...


Course: Computer Gaming Technology
Where: Anglia Ruskin University

Considering the UK video game industry is worth a whopping £4bn, it's little wonder folk flock from far and wide to study Computer Gaming Technology. This course will give you a greater understanding of the business, with a satisfying mix of theory and application focused on real world scenarios. It'll also give you a taste of working with large and small studios and developers, including Sony, Frontier, Eidolon Studios and PTM games.


Course: Surf Science and Technology
Where: Cornwall College

For all you surfer dudes and dudettes out there with a penchant for surfing, a course in Surf Science and Technology could be just the ticket. It's a two-year course, which means you'll have plenty of time to learn about the history and development of surf, as well as practical tips to help improve your own technique. You'll also learn what it takes to become a successful surfer and even get some work experience in a company related to the subject. Gnarly.


Course: Ethical Hacking
Where: Abertay University

The phrase may seem incongruous, but this four-year course in Ethical Hacking at Scotland's fourth largest city will equip you with the skills you need to sort out security problems by understanding how hacking works. Interestingly, it seems this is a sure-fire way to gain employment, with an impressive 88% employment or further study rate backing up the evidence that hacking is a real concern for companies all over the world.


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