Study Tour of the Mediterranean

Module code: AR7566

This module is focused on a short research tour in the Mediterranean held around Easter each year, where both Greek and Roman material can be studied on site and in major museums. It involves extensive prior preparation through materials supplied as text books and online and offering various contexts for the visit, as well as follow-up work in assignments and online seminars. All costs for this module except initial travel to the study area and some meals are included in the programme fee. This is a great chance to meet your tutors and co-students face to face, and upon completion of this module you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the archaeological remains of key classical sites and monuments in the visited region of the Mediterranean.
  • Show a critical awareness of change over time during different periods of antiquity.
  • Critically assess the presentation of classical sites and monuments to visitors and tourists, and associated issues of conservation and heritage management.
  • Present academic research in written and oral formats.

NB: this optional module may not run every year, subject to student demand. Please contact the Distance Learning Hub for more information in each year.


  • Essay, 3,000 words (45%)
  • Presentation, 1,500 words (10%)
  • Site Report, 4,000 words (45%)