Homeopathy degree suspended after criticism
The undergraduate degree in homeopathic medicine at the University of Central Lancashire has stopped recruiting new students after "relentless attacks from the anti-homeopathy league".
The course leaders, Kate Chatfield and Jean Duckworth, blamed low recruitment levels for the decision not to enrol new students on to the course this year or in 2009.
But academics against the "pseudo-science" degrees, led by Prof David
Colquhoun, a pharmacologist at University College London, are claiming the move as the "first major victory in the battle for the integrity of universities".
Still, adherents to homeopathy will persist because, frankly, you don't need a degree in the U.S. to sell this kind of fantasy snake oil - just a cleverly worded advertisement.
Way to go, Brits.