Typical offer: A*AA (with A* in a European language, if the language is to be used in the course) or equivalent
Required subjects: European language, if to be used in the course
Useful subjects: Languages, History, English Literature, English Language, social sciences
Number of students per year: Up to 2
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. The course explores contemporary global cultures through the in-depth study of language, culture and history, giving you knowledge and practical skills that can be used in many careers.
The Asian and Middle Eastern Studies course layout varies depending on the chosen languages, consult the faculty and University website for more information.
Typical offers require
- A Level: A*AA (with A* in a European language, if the language is to be used in the course)
- IB: 42 points, with 776 in Higher Level (7 at IB Higher Level in the European language if the language is to be combined with the course)
- Advanced Highers: A1, A2, A2
For other qualifications see the main entrance requirements pages on the University website.
- Required: European language, if to be used in the course
- Highly recommended: Languages, History, English Literature, English Language, social sciences
Mature students and those taking other qualifications are encouraged to contact our Admissions Office (at email@example.com) to discuss the entry requirements for their qualifications.
Candidates are not required to submit written work.
If combining with a European language applicants must take the MML assessment
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