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 fields of Classical Studies, bringing you into direct contact with a wide range of fragmentary evidence from classical antiquity such as surviving texts and 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.
Key features of the course
•Explores the question of ‘how we know what we know’ about the ancient civilisations of Greece and Rome •Takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of ‘the ancient body’, including birth, death, ancient medicine, dress and beauty •Draws on cutting-edge research by members of the Classical Studies department •Concludes with a substantial piece of independent research on a topic of your choice.
This qualification is eligible for a Postgraduate Loan available from Student Finance England.
To gain this qualification you require 180 credits as follows:
• MA Classical Studies part 1 (A863) • MA Classical Studies part 2 (A864)
The modules quoted in this description are currently available for study. However, as we review the curriculum on a regular basis, the exact selection may change over time.
If you’ve successfully completed some relevant postgraduate study elsewhere, you might be able to count it towards this qualification, reducing the number of modules you need to study. You should apply for credit transfer as soon as possible, before you register for your first module. For more details and an application form, visit our Credit Transfer website.
You must hold an honours degree to study for our MA in Classical Studies. 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. The part 1 module brings you up to date with the latest ideas and approaches, but it does not offer remedial undergraduate training if your qualifications and/or experience are inappropriate – if you’re in any doubt, please contact us before you enrol.
Recipient: Open University
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