GO! Get a masters degree in The Beatles, flower

Posted on March 5th, 2009 by Jim

Hi from Dubai where I’ve just found out that Liverpool Hope University is offering a Master of Arts degree in The Beatles, the city’s most famous sons! Shout it from the rooftops!

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The University says on its website that the course entitled “The Beatles, Popular Music and Society” consists of four 12-week taught modules and a dissertation. “There have been over 8,000 books about The Beatles but there has never been serious academic study and that is what we are going to address,” said Mike Brocken, senior lecturer in popular music at Hope.

“Forty years on from their break-up, now is the right time and Liverpool is the right place to study The Beatles.

“This MA is expected to attract a great deal of attention, not just locally but nationally and we have already had enquiries from abroad, particularly the United States.”

So I ask you – what Masters Degree subject would you like to study? Does this undermine a more ‘traditional’ degree like engineering or medicine I wonder?

Do tell, anything counts in comments here as we all sing along together…..a 1, 2, a 1-2-3-4!

12 Responses to “GO! Get a masters degree in The Beatles, flower”

  1. mike says:

    “Shout if from the rooftops!” – seems to be a theme this week!

    I would like to do a Masters Degree in Ben & Jerries ice cream – YUM!

  2. uncle cyril says:

    hate to say it but 30/40 years ago when degrees were properly done they were worth something. nowadays they are largely irrelevant unless you are looking at law, eng, medicine, science.

    outside of that. not worth a bar

  3. Bo Snr says:

    Not content with one degree I got three


  4. vrtulobjeq says:

    A Masters of the Beatles would possibly help in writing a successful advertising jingle.

    Wheres a worthier Masters would be in Frank Zappa.

    But a Masters degree of any subject these days provides diddly squat, except perhaps in CG

  5. Melissa says:

    OR people can get the degree just for the fun of it
    sheesh people not everything you do in life has to be for money

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