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First Beatles Scholar Graduates From Master's Program

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First Beatles Scholar Graduates From Master's Program

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First Beatles Scholar Graduates From Master's Program

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A former Miss Canada finalist has become the first graduate of a Liverpool university's groundbreaking degree program based on analyzing the Beatles' music and their impact on Western culture. Liverpool Hope University officials believe the master's program offers the first advanced degree based on the life and times of the Fab Four.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

A couple of years ago, we told you about a British university where you might pull an all-nighter studying this.

(Soundbite of song, "Hard Day's Night")

Mr. JOHN LENNON with Sir PAUL MCCARTNEY: (Singing) It's been a hard day's night.

MONTAGNE: Liverpool Hope University is the only institution in the world that offers a postgraduate degree in the musical and cultural significance of the Beatles. And it's just bestowed its first master's degree to a singer from Canada, who was once a beauty queen.

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