Classical Roman civilisation 1A

Key facts

  • Cost: £160
  • Credits: 10


This course introduces students to the age of Augustus in ancient Rome when some of the world’s best-known works of literature and art were produced. Learn about the way religion and politics intertwined and were magnificently expressed in architecture and art, and learn about the sharp political mind of the emperor who inspired it all. 

Who is this course for?

Anyone with an interest in the history and culture, especially anyone with an interest in the classical world. This is one of the most influential periods.  


You can gain 10 credits from submitting assessment in this course, which can contribute to a Certificate in Higher Education. 


  1. Contribution to course blog/wiki and engagement with peers' contributions (c. 500 words; 25%) 
  2. Source analysis worksheet (25%) 
  3. End of course essay (1500 words, 50%) 

Mode of study

This course is taught in person, with class materials posted on our course website (Moodle).


This course can give you an insight into a hugely influential period not only in classical history but in the history of western world as a whole. It also serves as an underpinning for a follow-on course: Classical Roman Civilisation 1B 

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