Master of Beatles, anyone?

beatlesThere are many ways people commemorate their local heroes, but Liverpudlians have gone a step ahead in case of the Fab Four, with the Liverpool Hope University announcing the introduction of a Master of Arts in The Beatles, Popular Music and Society. The University claims that the course is first of its kind in the world. The course, which consists of four 12-week taught modules and a dissertation, can be undertaken part-time or full-time.

According to Mike Procten, Senior Lecture of Popular Music at Hope University, this course aims to address the lack of a serious study of the band, in spite of over 8000 books having been written on them. Apparently there is a lot of interest in the course, with a lot of enquiries coming in from abroad, especially the United States. The course would involve ‘a research into The Beatles, the city from which they emerged, the contexts of the 1960s, technology, sound and songwriting and the industries that have set up in their wake to capitalise on tourism in the city of Liverpool.’

How this course will help people in getting jobs given the current economic scenario is anybody’s guess, but I doubt a hardcore Beatle fan would care eitherways. Hope University for one definitely knows how to keep its academics interesting!!

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