Welcome to the Department of Classical Studies at the Open University.
We study the texts, artefacts, images and ideas of ancient Greece, Rome and the Mediterranean. We study their transmission, reinterpretation and persistent presence across time, places and cultures. They are rich to think with, to create with and to argue about. They provide a critical distance from which to analyse not only the ancient world but also the intersecting traditions that link it with the contemporary world.
We currently offer six undergraduate courses in Classical Studies and a taught MA. There are also opportunities for postgraduate research. The subject expertise of the full-time teaching staff ranges across most aspects of Classical Studies: archaeology, art history, history, language, literature, philosophy and reception of Classical culture.
Almost 3,000 students every year study Classics with the Open University. Find out why...
If you would like a taste of some of the things you will study, see our Taster Material.
Follow this link if you are interested in an undergraduate course in Classical Studies.
Our new MA in Classical Studies is available to study from October 2014.