Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (often abbreviated to ‘AMES’) is a course unique to the University. The course is flexible, and numerous options and combinations are available. You should indicate which language(s) you’re interested in studying in your Supplementary Application Questionnaire (SAQ) – the choice isn’t absolute and some students change direction before they start or as they progress. You can study Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese or Persian.
There is further information about the course on the University and Faculty webpages.
There are no specific subject requirements requested by the College. The best preparation is for you to explore for yourself what interests you in the culture you choose to study.
Please note that we would ask you to submit at least one piece of recent written work (preferably marked) with your application. Please contact the Admissions Office for a cover sheet.
All applicants will be asked to sit an assessment on the day they attend their interview in College. The assessment will last no longer than an hour, and candidates will be asked to write an essay on a given source relevant to the subject.