BA (Honours) in Classical Studies

The Open University

Programme Description

BA (Honours) in Classical Studies

The Open University

The ancient Greek and Roman worlds have given us a heritage of extraordinary richness and diversity. This accessible and rewarding course explores classical literature, history, culture, philosophy, art and archaeology through key places and periods – including Pompeii, Roman Britain, Classical Athens, and Republican and Imperial Rome – with options to study ancient Greek and Latin.

Key features of the course

  • Explore themes such as Classical 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 legacy
  • Have the opportunity to develop a project based on independent study
  • Develop skills in critical reasoning, research, analysis, interpretation and communication – all much prized in the workplace

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 up to two modules chosen from a variety of subjects.
  • Next, in Stage 2, you’ll have the option of combining your study of the Classical world with a module in either philosophy, literature or history.
  • Finally, in Stage 3, you’ll complete your degree with two further modules – the first explores Classical mythology, and the second examines the development, maintenance and culture of the imperial Roman world.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements to study this qualification.

This Classical Studies degree will develop your understanding of human activities in diverse cultural environments and historical contexts, and equip you with an adaptable set of skills greatly valued by employers. Broadly summarised these are skills of analysis, criticism and communication – you’ll sharpen your IT as well as your writing and independent thinking, and learn to assimilate and evaluate relevant information when constructing an argument. These are key skills which are greatly sought after in the world beyond study – whether you’re already working, volunteering, or changing career.

Skills for career development

This Classical Studies degree will develop your understanding of human activities in diverse cultural environments and historical contexts, and equip you with an adaptable set of skills greatly valued by employers. Broadly summarised these are skills of analysis, criticism and communication – you’ll sharpen your IT, writing and independent thinking, and learn to assimilate and evaluate relevant information when constructing an argument. These are key skills in complex organisations and are greatly sought after in the world beyond study – whether you’re already working, volunteering, or changing career.

Career relevance

Studying arts and humanities can give entry to a vast range of occupations leading in a number of career directions, including:

  • public administration, local government, the civil service, art institutions, and social services
  • advertising, journalism, publishing, creative industries and public relations
  • education
  • legal work
  • business, banking and retail
  • human resources
  • charities and campaigning.
This school offers programs in:
  • English
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Last updated January 19, 2018
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