Studying at VMU
Victoria Magical University is the only magical university in Australia that is fully subsidised by the government. It is extremely popular with graduates of Tallygarunga, and also houses the training facility for the state and federal Auror Forces.
In addition to undergraduate degrees, VMU also offers independent research places to post-graduate students. In exchange for the resources to conduct their research, these characters often tutor or lecture undergraduate classes in their specialised field of study.
The university calendar is broken up into two semesters, with exams at the end of each. The dates for the 2018 university year are as follows:
Semester One: February 27 - May 28
Semester One Exams: June 5 - June 23
Semester Two: July 24 - October 22
Semester Two Exams: October 30 - November 17
Faculties and potential study areas are listed below. This is not a complete listing: if you have an excellent idea for a faculty, please let us know.
Magical Flora & Fauna
Following on from subjects such as Care of Magical Creatures and Herbology, Magical Flora & Fauna offers students pathways into magizoology, veterinary healing, breeding mythical creatures, cultivating dangerous plants, and other similar careers.
Ministry & Magical Business
Students looking to step into wizarding politics generally study in this faculty. Courses in this faculty offer pathways to Ministry positions, owning and operating businesses, arithmancic accounting practices, and international wizarding relations.
Magical Law & Practice
Study of wizarding law and law enforcement happens here. This faculty houses the Auror training facility, and offers courses in wizarding criminology, investigating suspicious incidents, physical combat, and elite enforcement techniques.
Magical Architecture & Arithmancy
Ever wanted to know how to create a huge room in zero space? You need magical architecture. From designing the most iconic spaces in the wizarding world, to all the mathematics you need to know to do it. This faculty offers pathways to building design, questionable calculations, and theories on non-existent numbers.
Generally known as the faculty "most likely to blow up", Practical Magic offers further study in subjects such as Potions, Transfiguration, Charms, Defensive Magic, Curse Breaking, and integrating magic and technology.
Magical Health & Healing
Future doctors, nurses and other healers of the wizarding world study here. Courses are available starting from basic first aid all the way up to diagnosing and treating magical illnesses, surgical practices, wizarding psychology and developing potential cures.
Magical Arts & Social Wizardry
A popular faculty for students who aren't sure exactly where they want to be yet, and those who have a deep passion for artistic and social endeavours. Magical Arts & Social Wizardry offers courses in magic through music and art, wizarding society and politics, weaving written word, as well as broader units of study examining history, society and muggle cultures.
This faculty trains the next generation of teachers for wizarding schools across the country. In addition to basic teaching subjects, classroom management and encouraging learning, students also study in the specialised area they plan to teach. This area could be anything from the above faculties that is likely to be taught in a school setting.