Taught course

Classical Studies

Institution
Open University · Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Qualifications
MA(ClassStud)

Entry requirements

You must hold an honours degree to study for our MA in Classical Studies course. Although your degree need not be in classical studies, you must show some knowledge of the subject, together with the study skills expected of a graduate in this field.

Months of entry

October, April, February

Course content

This fascinating course examines many different aspects of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds - their literature, history, philosophy, archaeology, languages and material cultures - through a scholarly tradition that is both fast-moving and long-standing. You will investigate the different disciplinary areas within Classical Studies, and you will come into direct contact with a wide range of evidence from classical antiquity including literary texts and material artefacts, which you'll examine from multiple theoretical and methodological perspectives. You will also acquire and develop research skills that will enhance your knowledge of the ancient Graeco-Roman world and prepare you for independent study, culminating in a dissertation.

You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification. For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate. However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer. A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register. Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach.

The Open University is the world's leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning. Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you're at home, at work or on the move. As an OU student you'll be supported throughout your studies - your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues. Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone.

Fees and funding

Costs are paid per unit not per qualification.

Qualification and course duration

MA(ClassStud)

part time
24 months
distance learning
24 months

Course contact details

Phone
0300 303 5303