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Asian & Middle Eastern Studies

Asian and Middle Eastern Studies is an immersive and varied course that allows you to develop a deep understanding of a range of languages and cultures

Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (AMES) allows you to study contemporary global cultures through an in-depth exploration of language, culture and history. The areas you can study stretch from Japan in the East to Morocco in the West, and from classical times to the present day. On this 4-year course, you spend your time immersed in the language and culture of your chosen subjects and you will spend the third year in the country or countries relevant to your studies. More information about the course, including details of the year abroad, can be found on the University website.

AMES at Murray Edwards

At Murray Edwards, we typically admit 1-2 students a year for AMES, so there are typically 3-6 undergraduate students in the College at any one time (with another one or two on their year abroad). You will be part of a small but tightly-knit cohort within the College, and there are ample opportunities to engage with the wider Cambridge AMES cohort. 

Typical offer

A Level: A*AA

IB: 42 (776)

Required subjects

A Level (or IB Higher Level) in the European language (if combining with a European language).

Admissions assessment

Applicants wishing to study a European language are required to take the relevant Modern & Medieval Languages (MML) admissions assessment if invited for interview. You do not need to register in advance for this assessment. The College will provide details directly to you. Check the College Admissions Assessments page for more details. 

Written work

Applicants are not required to submit written work.