Melbourne University offers new first-year subject: Eurovision


Melbourne: One of the most respected higher-learning institutions throughout Australia is the University of Melbourne, and the school is now offering a unique subject to its first-year intake: Eurovision studies.

Students in the Bachelor of Arts discipline will now be able to study Europe’s premier singing contest, and actually have it form part of their degree. As the University’s own website explains: The subject looks at Europe through the powerful prism of the Eurovision Song Contest. We explore fundamental issues important to understanding Europe, such as the rise of the European Union, European integration and expansion, nation branding, as well as the rise of English, and the expression of cultural and social diversity in all its forms. Oh yeah and then there is also the music…

Our investigation into the matter reveals that this is not a late April Fool’s Joke but apparently is legit. But any students hoping for a cruisy exam free course should be warned, the Uni’s handbook mentions that students of ‘Eurovisions’ still require to submit two research essays of up to 1,500 words during the term. There’s no word yet whether this could be substituted with a karaoke performance at the Uni Tavern instead.