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Open University

Classical Studies (Master of Arts part 1) (A863)

Our fascination with ancient Greece and Rome continues to this day. The module provides some answers to the question, 'how do we know what we know' about these two ancient civilizations. It meets this challenge by investigating classical studies as a multidisciplinary field. The fragmentary nature of the evidence requires approaching this question with reference to a variety of sources and using multiple perspectives. The module introduces you to classical studies at postgraduate level, offering a choice of pathways through the material. The module is designed to help you acquire and hone research skills in preparation for further study.

Entry requirements

To take this module, you must declare the MA in Classical Studies (F27) (or another qualification towards which this module can count) as your qualification intention. You should have an undergraduate Honours degree, ideally, but not necessarily, in Classical Studies. It is assumed that a candidate for a Master's degree already has the knowledge and skills usually acquired by pursuing the subject at undergraduate level. Knowledge of the Greek or Latin language is not necessary, though some would be useful and you will be expected to recognise key technical terms, concepts and ideas (transliterated in the case of Greek). A knowledge of elementary Greek or Latin might be valuable for later work, especially for the dissertation (depending on your choice of topic).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Credits from The Open University Distance learning October 2016 - 9 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning October 2016 - 9 months

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