The Beatles: Music Industry and Heritage MA

The Beatles: Music Industry and Heritage MA

Launching in September 2021 and based in Liverpool, the birthplace of the Beatles, this programme aims to reframe and extend contemporary discourse about the Beatles beyond the historical and musicological into a broader and more robust 21st-century context.

We are now accepting applications for this programme. Please visit the course page for further information about the programme, including how to apply.

Within this programme, we will explore how today the Beatles, their music and their story are inextricably bound up within an increasing number of creative and cultural industries including (but not limited to): music, media and social media, tourism and heritage. Through interactions with the Liverpool Beatles tourism sector, students will experience first-hand the role and significance the Beatles and their legacy contribute to local, regional and national creative and cultural industries.

Students in the programme will be able to hear from and speak with guest lecturers as well as visit and explore for themselves sites and venues in and around Liverpool and Merseyside that were formative in the Beatles' early years. This degree will be a valuable credential to people who are interested in careers in the music and creative industries, museums, galleries and fine arts and tourism and leisure sectors.

The launch of this exciting new MA coincides with the opening of the Yoko Ono Lennon Centre, the University of Liverpool’s new £22.1m teaching and performance facility.

Applications for this programme will open shortly. If you’d like to be informed when applications open, please submit your details below and we’ll be in touch (we will only use your details to contact you for this specific purpose). If you have any questions about the programme in the meantime, please contact Dr Holly Tessler, Programme Director, on the email address above.

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