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.
Normally 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.
Modules: texts and contexts: understanding popular music; topics in history: Liverpool; musicology and the Beatles; historical and critical approaches; dissertation.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||£ 4,600 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|MA||Part-time||£ 4,600 per Whole course (home fees)||24 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|The Creative Campus||Liverpool||L6 1HP||North West|
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