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Open University BA (Honours) in Arts and Humanities (Classical Studies)
Open University

BA (Honours) in Arts and Humanities (Classical Studies)

Online United Kingdom

3 Years


Full time, Part time

05 Sep 2024

Oct 2024

GBP 21,816 *

Distance Learning

* total cost; part-time at a rate of 60 credits is £3,636 per year


This degree gives you the freedom to combine the study of different subject areas in the arts and humanities. You'll develop a specialism in classical studies, exploring classical Greece and Rome through a wide variety of sources. You can combine this with a second specialism or choose to develop broader interests in art history, creative writing, English language, English literature, history, modern languages, music, philosophy, and religious studies.

You'll also discover how knowledge is created and shared in the arts and humanities, stretch your imagination and develop your own creative and critical responses. By studying this degree, you'll become an independent learner and a member of a diverse and vibrant student community.

Key features

  • Specialise in classical studies within a broad and flexible arts and humanities degree
  • 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
  • Relevant to careers in teaching, museums and libraries, business, the creative industries and many other sectors


Our qualifications are as accessible as possible, and we have a comprehensive range of support services. Our BA (Honours) Arts and Humanities uses a variety of study materials and includes the following elements:

  • Online study – most modules are online; some have a mix of printed and online material. Online learning resources could include websites, audio/video, and interactive activities
  • Feedback – continuous assessment includes feedback from your tutor and using this to improve your performance
  • Using and producing diagrams and screenshots
  • Finding external/third-party material online
  • Accessing online catalogues and databases
  • Specialist material, such as works of art and musical manuscripts
  • Specialist software, such as Sibelius (a music writing package)
  • Online tutorials

How long it takes

  • Part-time study - 6 years
  • Full-time study - 3 years
  • Time limit - 16 years

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