Liverpool Hope University

Liverpool Hope University

The Beatles, Popular Music and Society

This course will examine the significance of the music of the Beatles in the construction of identities, audiences, ethnicities and industries, and localities; by doing so it will suggest ways to understand popular music as a social practice, focusing attention on issues such as the role of music in the construction of regional identities, concepts of authenticity, aesthetics, meaning, value, performance, and the use of popular music as a discursive evocation of place; furthermore, in a consideration of popular music as a text, popular music semiotics will also be employed.

Entry requirements

A 1st Class or upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant discipline. Applications from students who do not hold a 1st or 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent) will be asked to demonstrate potential to achieve a Master's award via a sample of academic writing and interview before an offer is made. For students whose 1st language is not English there is a language requirement of IELTS 6.5 overall (reading 6, writing 6), TOEFL ibt 87, or other equivalent recognised English language qualification.

Course modules

Modules include: Texts and contexts: understanding popular music; topics in history: Liverpool; musicology and the Beatles; historical and critical approaches; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is done individually; assessment methods vary but generally include essays, presentations and a dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MA Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
The Creative Campus Liverpool L6 1HP North West

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