<div><p>Study materials with which you will be provided includes:</p><ul><li>a module guide</li><li>an interactive week-by-week study calendar</li><li>online study guides to introduce you to the essential resources and important issues relevant to each block of study</li><li>a dissertation guide, with advice and guidance on the production and assessment of your dissertation</li><li>electronic resources for studying of classical studies, and training in their use, via The Open University library.</li></ul></div>
<div><p>It will be helpful for this module, especially the independent research element in the dissertation, to have access to a research library near you. If you do not live near a university or public library with a good collection of literature on ancient Greece and Rome, the Institute of Classical Studies in London offers a postal borrowing service. You can become a member by joining either the Roman or the Hellenic Societies.</p><p>A computing device with a browser and broadband internet access is required for this module. Any modern browser will be suitable for most computer activities. Functionality may be limited on mobile devices.</p><p>Any additional software will be provided, or is generally freely available. However, some activities may have more specific requirements. For this reason, you will need to be able to install and run additional software on a device that meets the requirements below.</p><p>A desktop or laptop computer with either an up-to-date version of Windows or macOS.</p><p>The screen of the device must have a resolution of at least 1024 pixels horizontally and 768 pixels vertically.</p><p>To join in the spoken conversation in our online rooms we recommend a headset (headphones or earphones with an integrated microphone).</p><p>Our<a>Skills for OU study</a>website has further information including computing skills for study, computer security, acquiring a computer and Microsoft software offers for students.</p></div>
The Open University is the worlds leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.
Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether youre at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you'll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.
Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone.
Drawing on cutting edge research, this module explores aspects such as birth, death, ancient medicine, dress and beauty in the ancient world in an interdisciplinary way, preparing you for the writing of your dissertation.
<div><p>This module forms part 2 of the MA in Classical Studies and allows you to apply the broad skills gained in part 1 to delve more deeply into one particular subject - the ancient body - and to train and supervise you in the skills you need to write your dissertation. Youll be taken through cutting-edge research on various aspects of the body like birth, death, sickness and beauty, all the time building up your independent research skills so that by the time you start the dissertation section, you are ready to work on your own project.</p></div>