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Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Classical Studies (W62)

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Course summary

This accessible and rewarding course explores the literature, language, art and archaeology of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. The topics that you will cover include the Homeric epics, Athenian tragedy and its reception in the modern world, Roman poetry and politics, and the archaeology of Pompeii and Roman Britain. You will also study classical Latin. Key features of the course

  • Explores themes such as Greek drama and Roman archaeology through primary sources and scholarly criticism
  • Offers valuable perspectives on the origins and development of ancient Greek and Roman societies, and their cultural legacy
  • Equips you with skills in reading and analysing Latin
  • Builds a solid foundation for further study

Course details


This diploma has two stages, each comprising two modules. Stage 1 consists of an introductory module in the arts and humanities, before choosing between studying about either culture or revolutions throughout history. Next, in Stage 2, you’ll study two compulsory Classical studies modules. You’ll deepen your understanding of the literature, history, art and material culture of the classical world, and learn the essentials of Latin. You’ll also develop your skills of writing essays and analysing ancient sources as diverse as poems, inscriptions, graffiti, coins, mosaics and paintings.

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.

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Classical Studies (W62) at Open University - UCAS