Editor's Summary

22 March 2007

The third degree


Three UK universities offer science degrees in homeopathy. This does not impress pharmacology researcher David Colquhoun. Medicine containing no medicine is not medicine, he reminds us, and in a Commentary asks, where is the quality control that should exclude homeopathy and other unproven alternative therapies from science faculties? In the News pages, Jim Giles reports on the content of these courses.

NewsDegrees in homeopathy slated as unscientific

Alternative therapies are now a degree subject at some British universities. But do they deserve these credentials? Jim Giles reports.

doi:10.1038/446352a

CommentaryScience degrees without the science

Some UK universities offer science degrees in complementary medicine. David Colquhoun argues that these are not science but anti-science, and asks who is to blame.

doi:10.1038/446373a