- 24 Feb 21
The unique Masters programme launches this September.
Students will soon be able to study The Beatles' impact on music and heritage, as part of a unique new Masters programme being launched by the University of Liverpool from September 2021.
The MA in The Beatles: Music Industry and Heritage is the only qualification of its kind in the world, and is aimed at those currently working or considering pursuing a career in the music and creative industries, as well as those employed in museums and galleries, the arts, and across the tourism and leisure sectors.
“I’m absolutely delighted that we are able to bring formal study of The Beatles to the University of Liverpool’s Department of Music and Institute of Popular Music – the world’s first specialist centre for the study of popular music," says Dr Holly Tessler MA prgramme Leader and Beatles expert.
“What makes this MA unique is its focus on The Beatles in a future-facing way, considering the legacy’s influence on the music and creative industries, in popular culture, and within heritage, culture and tourism in the 21st Century.
“This MA is as much about the wider study of Liverpool’s - and Britain’s - heritage, tourism and culture sectors as it is about the role The Beatles played in them.”
The postgraduate qualification, which sits alongside the University’s MA Music Industry Studies and MA Classical Music Industry, begins by contextualising study of The Beatles within a music and creative industries framework. It then broadens to examine the role the band plays in wider fields, such as tourism and heritage – before considering how that influence could be replicated in different places, industries and contexts around the world.
“The launch of this exciting new programme coincides with the opening of the Tung Auditorium in the Yoko Ono Lennon Centre, which will extend the University’s contribution to the rich musical and cultural life of this city with which the Department of Music is closely associated," comments University of Liverpool Head of Music, Professor Catherine Tackley. “We are excited to welcome the first students to study the MA in The Beatles in 2021.”
Applications for the MA in The Beatles: Music Industry and Heritage are now open. For more information visit the University of Liverpool's website here.