Research course

Ancient and Modern Receptions of Antiquity

Institution
Open University · Department of Classical Studies
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent).

Months of entry

October

Course content

The ancient world has never gone away. Research into ancient and modern receptions of antiquity focuses on how the texts, images and ideas of Greek and/or Roman culture have been transmitted, adapted, rewritten and appropriated in a range of ancient and modern cultures. The Classical Studies discipline has long been a pioneer of this kind of research, and the expertise of its current staff spans a wide range of topics, including classics and popular culture; modern receptions of ancient visual culture, and translations and adaptations of classical poems and plays. Applications for projects in any area that corresponds to the research interests of one or more members of staff are welcome; interaction with the School’s other research areas is also encouraged.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

MPhil

full time
15 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Phone
+44 (0)1908 653247