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Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Classical Studies (Q85)

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Course summary

The ancient Greek and Roman worlds have given us a heritage of extraordinary richness and diversity. This accessible and rewarding course explores classical literature, langauge, history, culture, art and archaeology through key places and periods – including Pompeii, Roman Britain, Classical Athens, and Republican and Imperial Rome. Your understanding of many aspects of the modern world will be enhanced, as you'll be provided with new perspectives on contemporary societies and cultures. Key features of the course

  • Covers the key concepts, theories, methods and debates in classical studies
  • Explores themes such as Greek myth and Roman imperialism through primary sources and scholarly criticism
  • Gain valuable perspectives on the origins and development of ancient Greek and Roman societies, and their cultural impact in later periods
  • Relevant to careers in teaching, museums and libraries, business, the creative industries and many other sectors

Course details


This degree has three stages, each comprising 120 credits. You’ll start Stage 1 with a broad introduction to the arts and humanities followed by a choice from two modules. Next, in Stage 2, you can deepen your understanding of the Classical world and learn Classical Latin and/or Classical civilisation. You can also choose a module in either philosophy, literature, history or religious studies. Finally, in Stage 3, you’ll complete your degree with two advanced modules – one explores Classical mythology, and the other examines the development and culture of the imperial Roman world.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £19368 Whole course
International £19368 Whole course
England £19368 Whole course
Channel Islands £19368 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £19368 Whole course
Northern Ireland £6444 Whole course
Scotland £6444 Whole course
Wales £7848 Whole course

Additional fee information

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Classical Studies (Q85) at Open University - UCAS