Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (AMES) at Cambridge comprises a range of stimulating courses focused specifically on areas of the world that are not usually studied in depth before coming to university. Students of AMES acquire advanced linguistic skills and refine their sense of culture, knowledge and society.

Through dedicated language study in all years, undergraduates enjoy direct access to materials of historical and cultural significance in one or more original languages of East Asia or the Middle East. The integral third year abroad plays a crucial formative role in nurturing students’ linguistic skills, helping to promote facility and fluency in ways that make the subjects of study in the fourth and final year particularly rewarding.