Degree in the occult

A degree in ‘magic’ available at Exeter University

The University of Exeter is offering a master’s degree in magic and occult science – (what is occult science?). Available from September 2024. 

First course of its kind in the UK

The course is said to be one of the first of its kind in the UK and aims to explore the history and impact of witchcraft and magic around the world on society and science.

The course leader, Prof Emily Selove, reportedly said that the course was created following a recent surge in interest in magic and the occult, (worrying) – inside and outside of academia. She also said that the course would allow students to re-examine the assumption that the West is the place of rationalism and science, while the rest of the world is a place of magic and superstition.

Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies

The course will be offered in the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies and will involve academics from various disciplines such as history, literature, philosophy, archaeology, sociology, psychology, drama, and religion. 

Some of the modules that students can choose from include dragons in western literature and art, the legend of King Arthur, palaeography, Islamic thought, archaeological theory and practice and the depiction of women in the Middle Ages.

Preparing students for a ‘teaching’ career amongst other options

The university said that the course could prepare students for careers in teaching, counselling, mentoring, heritage and museum work, work in libraries, tourism, arts organisations or the publishing industry, among other areas of work.

And you get one of these too…

To be perfectly honest, I really do not know what to think. This is for real!

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