With tuition fees on the rise, it appears that some universities could be going to extreme measures to attract new students.
One American university has developed a degree course dedicated to the life, work and rise to fame of Lady Gaga, where students would learn to "engage in sound and substantiated scholarly thinking on issues related to her fame."
Is this the answer? Tailoring degrees to meet popular demand and culture? We take a look at some other controversial degrees and courses that have hit the headlines in the past...
Tools designed to ensure computer code in smart cars does not crash has been inspired by hungry penguins.
The rounded sleeping capsules send guests drifting into ocean before arriving on desert island by morning.
Sitting on the saddle activates the part of the brain responsible for learning, a study has claimed.
Scientists are appealing for more people to donate their brains for research after they die.
Life on Earth may have arrived from Mars on an asteroid, scientists have claimed.
Lunar mission scheduled at the end of 2017 could find out if beer can be brewed on the moon.
A bottle used to teach children how far litter can travel ended up on Scottish beach after 8,700-mile journey.
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