British University Offers Master's Degree in Facebook

Published March 30, 2009

| Newscorp Australian Papers

A British university is offering a master's degree in Facebook, MySpace and Twitter, but it will cost students more than $6,200.

For $6,275 Birmingham City University in the U.K. will teach students how to blog, set up podcasts and make the most of the social media websites for marketing.

"It's not for freaks or IT geeks. The tools learned on this course will be accessible to many people," convenor Jon Hickman told The Daily Mail.

"It will definitely appeal to students looking to go into professions including journalism and PR."

But sudent Jamie Waterman, said it would be a waste of the university's resources.

"It's of no interest to me whatsoever. Virtually all of the content of this course is so basic it can be self-taught," he said.

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