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Kicker - Beatles mastery

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University of Liverpool offers a unique, creative arts degree for music lovers


The Beatles are seen performing, date unknown. From left to right: Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, and John Lennon. Associated Press Photo

PAUL BUTLER, HOST: Maybe you are a bonafide Fab Four expert, able to rattle off John, Paul, George, and Ringo’s full catalog by heart. And maybe you want to make it official.

Well, you “Can’t Buy Me Love,” but you can buy yourself an education at the University of Liverpool. The school is inviting Beatles aficionados to “Come Together” and earn a master’s degree in The Beatles.

The course started last month, and a spokesman for the university says they are specifically hoping to attract people “currently working, or considering pursuing a career in, the music and creative industries.” So, maybe a “Paperback Writer”?

Course designers say they hope the Beatles Master of Arts will promote Britain’s culture and tourism.

Not sure how you would monetize that degree, but there’s something to be said for self-enrichment, I guess. One thing is for sure though: Whatever your post-grad career plans, you will surely be visited by… The “Taxman.”

It’s The World and Everything In It.



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