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The OU offers Classical Studies scholarships to UK schoolteachers

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Schoolteachers interested in learning more about the classical world are being offered the opportunity to study an undergraduate module with The Open University.

The Department of Classical Studies is offering three fully funded bursaries for UK teachers of any discipline to study either Latin or Classical Civilisation.

These scholarships, funded by the OU’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), will be awarded to UK schoolteachers who intend to introduce or develop the provision of Classical Civilisation or Latin in the curriculum of the non-fee-paying school or college where they work.

The scholarships consist of a grant of £3,228 to cover the full cost of the tuition fees for the module. They will be awarded to teachers who intend to introduce or develop the provision of Classical Civilisation or Latin into the curriculum of the non-fee-paying school or college where they work.

They are open to teachers of any discipline and at any level, including primary, secondary or tertiary, looking to develop their knowledge of the ancient worlds of Greece and Rome and/or Latin language and Roman culture with this aim in mind.

The studentships consist of a grant to cover the full fees for either of the following OU modules:

In the award of these studentships, preference will be given to teachers working in schools with a high proportion of students from backgrounds which are traditionally under-represented in the teaching of classical subjects and/or who are themselves from such a background.

To apply for the scholarship, please complete the application form and email it to FASS-ClassicalStudies-Enquiries@open.ac.uk. Alongside the form, you should also submit:

  • A separate CV no longer than two pages
  • A copy of your degree certificate (or a transcript of your degree that makes clear the level of your academic achievement)
  • A statement from your headteacher indicating that they are willing to support your plans to introduce or develop Classical Civilisation or Latin in your school or college

The deadline for applications is 4pm on Monday July 18 2022 and all applicants will be informed in August.

For more details on how to apply for these studentships, and what studying these OU modules involves, visit the Classical Studies blog.

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