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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.

  • Mature students and those taking other qualifications are encouraged to contact our Admissions Office, to discuss the entry requirements for their qualifications.

Number of students 

We aim to admit around two students per year.

Admissions Assessment

We don't require applicants to undertake an assessment for Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.

Written work

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

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