MA Art History part 2

The Open University UK

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9 months
3330 GBP/full
3330 GBP/full
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Our fascination with ancient Greece and Rome continues to this day. The postgraduate MA Art History part 2 module from The Open University UK in classical studies provides some answers to the question, ‘How do we know what we know’ about these two ancient civilisations.  

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The postgraduate  MA Art History part 2  module from The Open University UK  meets this challenge by investigating classical studies as a multidisciplinary field. The fragmentary nature of the evidence requires approaching this question with reference to a variety of sources and using multiple perspectives. The module introduces you to classical studies at postgraduate level, offering a choice of pathways through the material. The module is designed to help you acquire and develop research skills in preparation for further study.

Vocational relevance

This module will be of particular relevance to students who wish to pursue a career in classical studies, teaching, academic institutions, museums, galleries, heritage and the wider arts sector.

Programme Structure

  • Greek and Latin: The Languages of Love and Betrayal
  • Classical Archaeology 
  • Classical Reception 
  • The interdisciplinary Concluding block, taken by all students, explores three case studies that will enable you to consolidate and revise what you have learned throughout the module by focusing on the Library of Alexandria, Latin inscriptions as language and artefacts, and the poetry of Sappho. 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 9 months

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60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To study this module, you must hold a UK honours degree (or equivalent), preferably with at least a 2:1 classification. You must be studying towards either the MA in Classical Studies or the MA/MSc Open.
  • Your degree can be in any subject. However, if your degree is not in Classical Studies, you will need a good knowledge of ancient Greek and Roman Worlds. Knowledge of the Greek or Latin language is not required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3330 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3330 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 9 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3330 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3330 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 9 months.


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MA Art History part 2
The Open University UK