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Accessibility Statement for The Roman empire (A340)

Mode of study

Most of this module’s study materials are online. Online materials are composed of pages of text with images, audio/video clips of 15-20 minutes long (all with transcripts), diagrams, interactive media, self-assessed quizzes. Online materials also include links to external resources, online forums and online tutorial rooms. Printed materials are provided for all Blocks, and the online materials are available in downloadable formats, with the exception of the interactive map, where the content is available in an alternative format.

Tuition strategy

This module provides online tutorials. Although not compulsory, attendance at tutorials will help you consolidate your learning.

Working with others

You are encouraged to work with other students in tutorials, which usually include group activities.

Diagrams and other visual content

The study materials contain a considerable number of images. Reading and interpreting these is an important part of the study of this module, and is assessed. Figure descriptions are provided for all figures that are relevant to the module assessment. Figure descriptions may not be provided for all suggested further reading publications.

Finding information

You will be required to search for, and make use of, third party material online, usually via the OU Library, and much of this will contribute to assessed work. Alternatives for required/assessed research material can be provided to enable you to meet the Learning Outcomes of the module.

Specialist reading material

In this module you will be working with specialist reading material such as interactive maps of Rome and the Roman empire. These are delivered online, via bespoke software on the module website.


This module has five Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs) and an End-of-Module Assessment (EMA), which must be submitted online via the OU electronic TMA system. One of the TMAs requires you to record a short audio presentation, using a recording tool accessed via the module website. 


You will receive feedback from your tutor on your submitted Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs). This will help you to reflect on your TMA performance. You should refer to it to help you prepare for your next assignment. 


All University modules are structured according to a set timetable and you will need time-management skills to keep your studies on track. You will be supported in developing these skills.

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