College awards first Beatles degree
2011-01-26 by Dr Dave De Sylvia STAFF | 57 Comments

A Canadian woman has become the first recepient of a master's degree in Beatles Studies following her graduation from Liverpool Hope University.

Former Miss Canada finalist Mary-Lu Zahalan-Kennedy was one of 12 to take up the Beatles, Popular Music and Society course when it launched in 2009. Ms. Zahalan-Kennedy is the first to complete the post-graduate course.

"I am so proud of my achievement," Ms Zahalan-Kennedy said. "The course was challenging, enjoyable and it provided a great insight into the impact the Beatles had and still have to this day across all aspects of life."

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Terrifyer
January 26th 2011

3403 Comments


o lawd

gabethepiratesquid
January 26th 2011

4521 Comments


How completely pathetic.

AnotherBrick
January 26th 2011

9770 Comments


so what does one do with a Beatles degree?

theacademy
January 26th 2011

28244 Comments


still worth more than a poli-sci bachelors

Terrifyer
January 26th 2011

3403 Comments


get beatles degree

become a janitor for life

gabethepiratesquid
January 26th 2011

4521 Comments


People who like degree this might also enjoy:
Philosophy
Political Science
English Master's

Departures
January 26th 2011

872 Comments


In Canada if you take the political science or law co-op at the house of commons you actually go places so its only useless if you're an idiot and din't take the program in Ottawa the home of Canadian politics.

also this is about as fucking stupid as having a degree in homosexual studies, education is suppose to be based on attaining useful knowledge to benefit society, not attaining useless information to benefit your self-interests

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gabethepiratesquid
January 26th 2011

4521 Comments


"In Canada if you take the political science or law co-op at the house of commons you actually go places"

In Canada you can also get a Beatles degree.

Departures
January 26th 2011

872 Comments


In Canada you can also get a Beatles degree.

In america you can get a lady gaga business degree
and get up to a Ph.D in homosexual studies

Spec
January 26th 2011

27060 Comments


get beatles degree

become a janitor for life


No kidding eh?

bloc
January 26th 2011

34679 Comments


Oh man this is just embarrassing.

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newjunkaesthetic93
January 26th 2011

1871 Comments


Wow, so what did she do? Listen to Beatles music for an hour every day, then go get fucked up and party? Cause that actually makes me want to go to college.

Waior
January 26th 2011

11425 Comments


rotten scousers!

Waior
January 26th 2011

11425 Comments


Both.

Terrifyer
January 26th 2011

3403 Comments


because all we need are more beatles books

Comatorium.
January 26th 2011

4090 Comments


There's eduacation in canada?

Edwin
January 26th 2011

1399 Comments


Why am I bothering with a science degree when I could be a Beatologist.

AggravatedYeti
January 26th 2011

7684 Comments


fuck me I should have gone to school at Liverpool Hope. And I thought my BFA was wasting time...

Slum
January 26th 2011

2579 Comments


spend 10 minutes on wikipedia

beatles degree

SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
January 26th 2011

15332 Comments


I would try to convince people that I was an expert on the insects

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Departures
January 26th 2011

872 Comments


Her parents must be so proud

liledman
January 26th 2011

3826 Comments


there are probably thousands of people who have done masters focusing on the beatles after doing different music degrees... this is just a much stupider version.

Sanders
January 26th 2011

2341 Comments


Makes a mockery of the English university system. Fees are increasing by over 100%, and people are paying that much for this crap? More fool them.

Waior
January 26th 2011

11425 Comments


There's eduacation in canada?


mcgill would like to have a word with you

bloc
January 26th 2011

34679 Comments


Get your PhD now and become a Beatle!

Knott-
Emeritus
January 26th 2011

10194 Comments


lol Liverpool isn't in England don't worry guys they're nothing to do with us

Waior
January 26th 2011

11425 Comments


lol Liverpool isn't in England don't worry guys they're nothing to do with us


mr durham, youre still responsible for tony blair and rowan atkinson

Sanders
January 26th 2011

2341 Comments


"Probably paid a lot more considering she's a) a master's student and b) from outside the EU. But I mean she was a Miss Canada contestant and has a double-barreled name so her parents are probably loaded anyway."

Yeah, it'd be just over £7k for the 12 months it takes her to learn everything she needs to know about the Beatles (plus whatever she paid for her previous degree). She could buy their discography for less than £200 and get the same result. Hell, I'm studying a Medicine degree and it works out that I pay half that price...

Knott-
Emeritus
January 26th 2011

10194 Comments


i am mr sheffield im responsible for nick clegg

Knott-
Emeritus
January 26th 2011

10194 Comments


and rowan atkinson is incredible

Waior
January 26th 2011

11425 Comments


to my assured dismay, there is nothing to be said against mr sheffield



Sanders
January 26th 2011

2341 Comments


I am Mr Preston, we are responsible for Freddie Flintoff, Sir Tom Finney, Nick Park and Kenny Baker (aka R2D2). Plus, the first KFC in the UK, and the origin of the first motorway in the UK.

It's still a fucking shithole though.

Waior
January 26th 2011

11425 Comments


hello mr preston, i am mr tyne and wear and i still havent forgiven you for KFC yet

ECR206
January 26th 2011

22 Comments


This is one of the dumbest things I have ever heard.

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
January 26th 2011

7970 Comments


I am Mr Maine, we got Stephen King, the guy that created the Ninja Turtles, and the hot chick from that GI Joe movie

Sanders
January 26th 2011

2341 Comments


I was equal parts proud and ashamed when I realised my surname is the same of that as the founder of one of the main causes of heart disease in this country...

ThePac
January 26th 2011

219 Comments


In america you can get a lady gaga business degree
and get up to a Ph.D in homosexual studies

I don't know if this a joke or not but I laughed, yeah this degree is a joke

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
January 26th 2011

23798 Comments


this sounds almost as useless as a philosophy degree

Butkuiss
January 26th 2011

4110 Comments


Wouldn't someone who studied Beatles have a degree in entymology?

Superbus
January 26th 2011

187 Comments


Still more useful than an english masters
PWNED!

wyankeif1337
January 27th 2011

6739 Comments


this is retarded

elephantREVOLUTION
January 27th 2011

2734 Comments


i'm finishing up my masters in twisted sister.

Satellite
January 27th 2011

20678 Comments


i'm sure there will be plenty of employment opportunities for her new skill set.

edit: just realized that different variations of this comment have been made at least a dozen times itt. fuck me, i suck.

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deathridesahorse
January 27th 2011

65 Comments


i'll never feel inadequate of my graphic design degree again that's for sure.

qwe3
January 27th 2011

21353 Comments


"education is suppose to be based on attaining useful knowledge to benefit society, not attaining useless information to benefit your self-interests"

heaps of people take classes purely out of self-interest

robin
Emeritus
January 27th 2011

4241 Comments


think i might change my application. not as good as that david beckham studies tho.

Ayon
January 27th 2011

160 Comments


If in fact she is filthy rich, then all power to her I guess. Personally, I would probably do a lot stranger things with the money, none of which includes education.

PuddlesPuddles
January 27th 2011

4765 Comments


If I were filthy rich the first thing I would do is take classes about everything and anything, what are you crazy?

I would also dress up like a bum and panhandle until a generous lad gives me 5 dollars, which I would then in turn give him $5,000

JAV
January 27th 2011

1921 Comments


Dear god.

ilikeforests
January 27th 2011

328 Comments


man fuck all you guys, leave poli sci degrees alone

King
January 28th 2011

18 Comments


MBeat. i guess hey?!!

NigelH
January 28th 2011

1571 Comments


"The course was challenging".

Yeah, OK.

Voytek
January 28th 2011

139 Comments


Well, from a historical perspective, its a pretty cool degree. I don't like the beatles, but they were
incredibly influential. Hopefully they can find a suitable profession.

and for anyone shitting on a degree in Philosophy, you are spewing empty opinions. Yeah, its
ostensibly (if obtained by itself) feasible in teaching only. But intrinsically, the knowledge
obtained is very, very valuable..especially in a society where one cannot critically think or be
remotely analytical (aka america).

Comatorium.
January 28th 2011

4090 Comments


"a society where one cannot critically think or be remotely analytical (aka america)."

im american. this is correct. philosophy is a wonderful path of education, if basically worthless in the career field.

Comatorium.
January 28th 2011

4090 Comments


Btw, im mr baltimore and we have the highest crime rate in the US. suck it nyc.

Emim
January 28th 2011

26506 Comments


So she's an Entomologist?

bloc
January 28th 2011

34679 Comments


I wanted to be an entomologist when I was younger



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