The Beatles: Music Industry and Heritage MA

  • Programme duration: Full-time: 12 months   Part-time: 24 months
  • Programme start: September 2022
  • Entry requirements: A 2:1 undergraduate degree or higher (or equivalent) in any discipline. Relevant work experience will also be considered.
Student standing in front of a statue of the Beatles

Entry requirements

A 2:1 undergraduate degree or higher (or equivalent) in any discipline, and/or relevant work experience. Applicants with a non-traditional background (e.g. no degree) must submit a written piece of work of approximately 3,000 words on the following topic: ‘Discuss the influence of the Beatles on the city of Liverpool and its music heritage’. Please be sure to cite external references in your work.

All applications are treated on their individual merit. In some circumstances, it may be necessary to interview an applicant before a decision can be made on the application. If this is the case, the applicant will be contacted directly by the Admissions Tutor.

International qualifications

Applications from international students are welcome. International qualifications will be evaluated in line with the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines. In addition to the materials described above, international students should also include a transcript of their MAs and undergraduate degree work.

English language qualifications

All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language and are required to provide evidence of this. Qualifications accepted by the University can be found on our International webpages. Please see for English Language requirements specific to your country.

If you meet the academic requirements of the course but do not have the required level of English Language, it is possible for you to come and study at the University on one of our Pre-sessional EAP programmes.  Please see the English Language Centre website for further information about these programmes;

If you require additional English Language training during your study, the University is able to provide tuition and arrange IELTS tests through its English Language Centre, details of which are available at

IELTSOverall 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component)
TOEFL iBT88 or above with minimum scores in components as follows: Listening and Writing 21, Reading 22, Speaking 23.
International BaccalaureateStandard Level (Grade 5)
Hong Kong use of English AS levelC
INDIA Standard XII70% or above from Central and Metro State Boards

Please be advised that TOEFL is no longer classified by UK Visas and Immigration as a Secure English Language Test (SELT). However, at the current time the university is continuing to accept TOEFL, at the required level, for entry on to Undergraduate and Postgraduate academic programmes.