The BA in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies is a flexible degree course, and offers the opportunity to study one or two languages from Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese or Persian, as well as combining some of these with a modern European language. AMES graduates have gone on to pursue successful careers in a variety of fields, including banking, commerce, journalism and the Civil Service.


Further information about the course can be found on the Faculty and University websites.

Typical offers require

  • A Level: A*AA
  • IB: 40-42 points, with 776 at Higher Level

For other qualifications, see the main entrance requirements pages on the University website.

Course Requirements

  • No subject-specific entrance requirements 

  • Candidates who wish to combine AMES with a European language will need an A Level, or equivalent qualification, in that language.  All other candidates for AMES must demonstrate an ability for language learning in their application.

Admissions Assessment

  • All applicants are required to take a pre-interview written assessment at an authorised centre local to them (for a lot of applicants, this will be their school/college).
  • Further details about the written assessment can be found on the University website here.

Written work

Applicants are required to submit one or two school/college essays as examples of written work prior to interview. 

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