It's the news thousands of male (and some female) students around the country have dreamt of - Angelina Jolie is about to become their teacher. The prestigious London School of Economics announced today that the Oscar-winning star will take up the post of visiting professor on a new Masters course run by its Centre for Women, Peace and Security, which Jolie herself launched last year with former British foreign secretary Lord William Hague.

Lord Hague has also been appointed visiting professor for the one year course, which will focus on women, peace and security, gender and militarisation and human rights. He and Jolie have worked together since 2012, when they co-founded a global initiative to tackle sexual violence in war zones.

Although at first glance Jolie may seem unqualified for the post, she's experienced her subject matter firsthand - largely through her work as goodwill ambassador and special envoy for the UN Refugee Agency. "It is vital that we broaden the discussion on how to advance women's rights and end impunity for crimes that disproportionately affect women, such as sexual violence in conflict," she said. "I am looking forward to teaching and to learning from the students, as well as to sharing my own experiences of working alongside governments and the UN."

Expect enrolments at the London School of Economics to soar.

Angelina Jolie is teaching a Masters at the London School of Economics