Hogwarts has a ton of electives offered after third year, but what about other wizarding schools? Do they offer different electives that aren't offered at Hogwarts?

Any answer from canon sources is much appreciated!

  • @Randal'Thor fixed.
    – ava
    Nov 6, 2021 at 18:02
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    Reopened and upvoted.
    – Rand al'Thor
    Nov 6, 2021 at 18:18
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    Electives, not sure, but Durmstrang offers a course in The Dark Arts, a subject only taught at Hogwarts for a year.
    – Valorum
    Nov 6, 2021 at 20:37
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    – Valorum
    Nov 8, 2021 at 8:19

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It is briefly mentioned in Goblet Of Fire that Durmstrang has a different attitude to Dark Magic, and one can (could?) actually study Dark Arts there. In Hogwarts, they teach Defence Against Dark Arts only (except the time during the brief Voldemort reign).

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    I initially thought that was Malfoy simply bragging, but Hermione does confirm it a bit later on
    – fez
    Nov 9, 2021 at 16:23
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    This doesn't appear to be an elective though.
    – Valorum
    Nov 9, 2021 at 17:51

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