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.

Course Requirements

  • No subject-specific entrance requirements for AMES

  • A range of British and international qualifications may be acceptable

  • 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.

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Admissions Assessment

  • Most applicants are required to take a subject-specific written admission assessment, either pre-interview or at interview. These assessments are designed to supplement the information in your application and provide a gauge of your abilities - to assess skills, such as comprehension and thinking skills, and levels of knowledge and understanding, relevant to your course. Read more on the University's website here.