Close icon

Personalise what you see on this page.

Choose from the options below. We'll show you information based on your current location as default.

I'M FROM

  • United States
Please select so we can show the most relevant content.

LIVING IN

  • United States
Please select so we can show the most relevant content.

LOOKING FOR

  • Undergraduate courses
Please select so we can show the most relevant content.

Change here for Clearing courses

Viewing as a student from United States living in United States interested in Undergraduate courses

You are looking at:

Courses starting in 2022

OK, GOT IT

Looking for Clearing information?

CHANGE

MA in Classical Studies

Open University

Add to favourites

Course options

  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Open University

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    OCT-21, FEB-22, APR-22

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

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'll 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.

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 studying the ancient body, from birth, through ancient medicine, dress and beauty to death
  • 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.

Career relevance

From an academic point of view, an MA in Classical Studies is the final step towards a PhD and an academic career, but it also has a much wider relevance in terms of employability. As well as giving you the means to continue your study of the ancient world and the opportunity to explore an area of that world which particularly interests you, the MA in Classical Studies can help benefit your career in a number of ways.

Classical Studies graduates often go on to careers in museums, journalism and teaching, but other employers recognise the unique qualities of a Classical Studies degree as well: they have long valued the skills and abilities that Classical Studies graduates display because of the high level of critical and independent thinking involved, the close work with sources of evidence and attention to detail, as well as the proven ability graduates have to conduct independent research, evaluate a range of types of evidence, and complete projects to deadlines and within word limits.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 6,630overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Open University

  • Campus address

    Open University, Student Recruitment Team, PO Box 197, Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes, MK7 6BJ, England

Suggested courses

University of Birmingham
MOST VIEWED

Classics and Ancient History MA by Research (On-Campus or by Distance Learning)

University of Birmingham

University league table

19

Is this page useful?

Yes No

Sorry about that...

HOW CAN WE IMPROVE IT?

SUBMIT

Thanks for your feedback!