All you need is love - and tuition




 
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Boots
 
March 4th, 2009  
AB_Shorts_Momma
 
 

Topic: All you need is love - and tuition


Tue Mar 3, 2009 11:49am EST

LONDON (Reuters) - A university in Liverpool has launched a Master of Arts degree in The Beatles, the city's most famous sons, and called the qualification the first of its kind.

Liverpool Hope 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."

The university said it was the first postgraduate taught course on The Beatles in the United Kingdom, and possibly the world.
The Fab Four were born and raised in Liverpool and went on to become arguably the most successful pop band of all time.

(Reporting by Mike Collett-White, editing by Paul Casciato)

http://www.reuters.com/article/oddly...090303?sp=true
March 4th, 2009  
A Can of Man
 
 
What a load of crap.
March 4th, 2009  
AB_Shorts_Momma
 
 
I've never been a big Beatles fan. After spending all of the $$ to get that degree, what would you do with it?
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Boots
March 4th, 2009  
A Can of Man
 
 
Flip burgers and make french fries.
April 22nd, 2009  
sky2979
 
 
I'll stick to teaching
April 22nd, 2009  
The Other Guy
 
 
What an AWESOME degree. That's got pop musical historian written all over it. If someone can study Brahms or Bach, why not Lennon?
April 27th, 2009  
tomtom22
 
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by the_13th_redneck
What a load of crap.
Man, you said it all!
April 27th, 2009  
Rob Henderson
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Other Guy
What an AWESOME degree. That's got pop musical historian written all over it. If someone can study Brahms or Bach, why not Lennon?
Because you don't study just one musician... You study all of them.
 


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