Thursday, March 5, 2009

back to school?

That's it. Though, I originally decided to opt out of getting my Masters in anything a couple of years ago, the following has completely changed my mind:

"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 inquiries 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."

"The Beatles, Popular Music and Society"? Um, aside from the fact that I could teach the damn program, where do I sign?


Diana said...

I read about this. It looks so cool. Easy A+

niki said...

that sounds so so awesome, but what do you do once you have that degree?

Tahda said...

haha - good question! I don't know? I guess teach at the school offering the degree? ;)

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