Supermarket chain Morrisons has become the latest consumer company to launch a degree.
The food giant follows in the footsteps of businesses such as fast food restaurant chain KFC and Starbucks, which even opened its own university last year.
Morrisons is offering a part-time foundation degree in supermarket operations in partnership with Hull University's business school. The 100 students already enrolled at "Morrisons Academy" will be offered the opportunity to refine their leadership skills and knowledge.
A spokesperson from Morrisons said the programme was designed to ensure the company could develop the best managers for its stores.
"We prefer to grow people from within the company rather than recruit. This way, we can identify future leaders in the business and support them.
"This degree is also a chance to support people who may not have had the chance to go to university before. We don't want people to miss out."
Horses can't talk, that's why Glyndwr University offer a B<a href="http://www.newi.ac.uk/en/Undergraduatecourses/EquestrianPsychology/" target="_hplink">Sc (Hons) in Equestrian Psychology</a> so we can find out. Phew.
Red Nose degree
Clowning is a serious business, so Bath Spa offer a <a href="http://www.bathspa.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/contemporary-circus-and-physical-performance-fd.asp" target="_hplink">Foundation in Contemporary Circus and Physical Performance</a>, after which, a future on Covent Garden Plaza beckons.
Hair: The Degree
"Going anywhere on your holidays?', is probably not on the syllabus for Derby's <a href="http://www.derby.ac.uk/beauty-spa-and-hairdressing/what-our-students-say/natalie-charman-fda-hairdressing-and-salon-management" target="_hplink">FdA Hairdressing and Salon Management</a>. A love of peroxide and leopard print is also optional.
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Full Steam Ahead!
<a href=" http://www1.plymouth.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/3697/Pages/CourseOverview.aspx" target="_hplink">BSc (Hons) Cruise Management at Plymouth</a>. Not for guiding the career of Hollywood actors, but hundreds of ship bound holiday makers.
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Got the X Factor?
If you fancy being the next Adele the <a href="http://www.uel.ac.uk/programmes/hss/undergraduate/popularmusic.htm" target="_hplink">University of East London has a course in Pop Music</a>
Second Life Uni
In 2009 Manchester University <a href="http://www.how-do.co.uk/north-west-media-news/north-west-digital-media/mmu-to-deliver-film-and-media-degree-through-second-life-200903244983/" target="_hplink">announced </a>it was to deliver a section of their TV & Film course in Second Life.