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Module content: This module, compulsory for all students in their first semester, provides an introduction to important aspects of classical scholarship, aiming to cover a range of fundamental topics of relevance to all parts of the course. In the first session, students are introduced to key bibliographical and other scholarly resources in a hands-on session in the University Library. Then follow two sessions which look at the history of classical scholarship from the Enlightenment to the present day, aiming to survey some of the major trends in the discipline’s evolution. Following this, two sessions will be devoted to the study of major theoretical approaches to literary study, leading into two sessions which aim to provide a focused introduction to the use of epigraphic and archaeological evidence in ancient history. Two final sessions will focus on aspects of “professional competence”, such as how to apply for grants, network effectively and submit proposals for conference presentations.