Beatles degree offered at Liverpool University

The masters degree is on the group, popular music and society

A masters degree on The Beatles, popular music and society is being offered at the Liverpool Hope University.

The course, which can be taken full or part-time, has students study the band’s music as well as how it was influenced by the city of Liverpool, reports BBC News.

Course leader Mike Brocken said: “There have been over 8,000 books about The Beatles, but there has never been serious academic study.

The Beatles influenced so much of society, not just with their music, but also with fashion – from their collar-less jackets to their psychedelic clothes.

“Their output covered a huge range, from the black and white film ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ to ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’, which was accompanied by arguably the first pop video.

“Forty years on, now is the right time and Liverpool is the right place to study The Beatles. It is definitely the first Beatles-related MA in this country, and I would say probably the first in the world.”

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