They are arguably the biggest band in the history of popular music and now you can study how the Beatles took the world by storm!The Fab Four’s hometown of Liverpool is proud of John, Paul, George and Ringo. And, at Liverpool Hope University, a Masters degree on the Beatle’s music and influence is being hailed as the first of its kind in the world. “I, to my knowledge, am the first person coming over from Canada to take this,” said Mary-Lu Zahalan, who is on the MA course. Fellow student George Burton from Scotland plays and sings in a 1960’s inspired band. He believes an academic look into the Beatles phenomenon was “probably long overdue.” Pop music in general and its effects on society since the sixties are also on the syllabus but mastering the Merseyside moptops’ magic is, of course, the main attraction.