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Within the Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (AMES) course, the area we study stretches from Japan in the East to Morocco in the West, and from classical times to the present day. To study one of these cultures through its language is not only to develop a set of practical skills and knowledge that can be used later in many different ways, but also to engage with different ways of understanding our shared world.
You don’t need any prior knowledge of Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese or Persian to study them here but you do need imagination, perseverance, curiosity and a sense of adventure. You can also combine Arabic, Hebrew or Persian with a modern European language.
How to apply
This course has restrictions on who can apply.
Affiliate students (those applying to take a second undergraduate degree in a year less than usual) can’t make an open application.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 October*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Typical A Level offer: A*AA
Some Colleges require: an A Level language (ancient or modern); A Level in the European language (if you want to combine with a European language)
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776 at Higher Level
Some Colleges require: a Higher Level language (ancient or modern); Higher Level in the European language (if you want to combine with a European language)
Other qualifications at a level equivalent to A Levels and IB Higher Levels - including Scottish Advanced Highers, Welsh qualifications, the Irish Leaving Certificate, and a range of European and overseas qualifications - are also accepted. Please see the guidance at: www.cam.ac.uk/entrancerequirements.
Applicants are required to take a pre-interview written assessment at the end of October at an authorised assessment centre local to them (for most students, your local assessment centre is likely to be your own school/college). Please note that your assessment centre must register you for the pre-interview assessment (you can't register yourself) by 15 October - if you're not registered by this date, you won't be able to take the pre-interview assessment and your application to the University of Cambridge won't be valid (www.cam.ac.uk/assessment).
Additional entry requirements
Institutions Own Test (IOT)
Cambridge pre-interview written assessment. Applicants will be required to sit a written assessment in October. Advance registration is essential. Please see website for further details (www.cam.ac.uk/assessment).