Now you can be a student of magic! Exeter University becomes first in the world ... trends now
Every student knows they can't just wave a magic wand to guarantee success at college. But it might help on a new course being offered at the University of Exeter.
The Russell Group institution announced it will offer a master's degree in Magic and Occult Science from next September, following 'a recent surge in interest in magic'.
The university pulled its rabbit out of the hat just months after Prime Minister Rishi Sunak signalled a crackdown on so-called 'Mickey Mouse' degrees which he said left students on a 'poor-quality course at the taxpayers' expense' without the prospect of a 'decent job at the end'.
But the university said academics with expertise in history, literature, philosophy, archaeology, sociology, psychology, drama, and religion will show the role of magic on the West and the East - and hopefully leave students spellbound.
The postgraduate course, it said, would be offering one of the only degrees of its