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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)

Join us to explore the diversity of ancient Mediterranean society, spanning Greek and Latin literature and the evolution of Athenian democracy. With plenty of opportunity for peer collaboration, we’ll draw on a wide range of sources and ask how they continue to challenge and inspire us today.

Key features

During this part-time online certificate course, you will:

  • study Greek and Roman literary texts in English translation
  • gain an appreciation of ancient cultures and learn how modern political contexts make us understand them anew
  • develop key study and writing skills.

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Teaching & Assessment

As part of our open and inclusive learning environment, you can enjoy the world-class resources and expertise of the University of Cambridge wherever you are on your academic journey.

Our video-based teaching platforms offer a flexible way to access lectures, while our Virtual Learning Environment makes it easy to study and learn online and interact with your tutor and fellow students.

Our teaching methods include lectures, presentations by guest speakers and facilitators, and interactive and experiential learning activities. We will also give you reading and assignments to complete outside of classroom sessions.

You will be asked to submit two assignments totalling 3,000-4,000 words for each unit to demonstrate your learning. There are more details about how this course is assessed in the course guide we will send you once you have enrolled.

Qualifications

This course is equivalent to half of the first year of a full-time undergraduate degree. It offers 60 CATS credits, which are recognised by higher education institutions and employers.

How many hours of study are required?

The award of academic credit is a means of quantifying and recognising learning and within the UK, one credit notionally represents 10 hours of learning. This course attracts 60 credits, so students should expect to need to study for approximately 600 hours in total to complete all units successfully. However, it is recognised that students study at different paces and use a variety of approaches, so this is a recommendation, rather than a hard-and-fast calculation.

SEEC Credit Level Descriptors for Higher Education (2021) here

Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. If your first language is not English, please refer to our Information for Applicants pages for further guidance.

Course dates

15 Oct 2024 to 13 Jun 2025

Course duration

3 Terms

Apply by

09 Sep 2024

Course fee

£3,000

Course director

Academic director

Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.

Venue

Virtual Classroom
(via Zoom or equivalent)

Qualifications / Credits

60 credits at Level 4

Course code

2425CCR001