Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (cont.) Our teaching Good knowledge of the language(s) is central to our course. Part I (Years 1 and 2) gives a strong grounding, and in Part II (Years 3 and 4) you study advanced language so that by the end of it you can speak fluently and read confidently. Alongside the language(s), there’s a wide range of topics on offer (depending on language), from which you can choose according to your interests – history, literature, religion, anthropology, politics, linguistics, film. Living and learning abroad The third year of the course is spent abroad – a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture you’re studying and to improve your language skills. Chinese and Japanese students study at a university in the appropriate country. Arabic, Persian and Hebrew students have some choice of which country they go to and what they do. In the past, students have followed language courses, studied at a university, taught, or worked for companies or charities.
The small class sizes mean you get to know your teachers and classmates really well, so there’s a real sense of community within the Faculty. Sarah
Versatility: your choice of careers The range of career options open to graduates is vast. Besides those who go into research, many graduates use their subject directly in subsequent employment. Examples include the media, business and commerce, tourism, teaching overseas, the Civil Service (especially the Foreign Office), NGOs, or international scientific agencies. Even if you choose not to stay in a related field, employers are often impressed by your choice to study a difficult language. Our graduates have also gone into banking, marketing and law.
Fact file UCAS code
Typical offers require
A Level A*AA
Duration Four years (Year 3 spent abroad) 2014 entry Applications per place: 2 Number accepted: 49
IB 40-41 points, with 776 at Higher Level Other qualifications See p143-5
Colleges Available at all Colleges Location Map reference S (see p152-4)
No specific subjects required by all Colleges Some Colleges require An A Level/IB Higher Level in the European language (if you want to combine with a modern European language), a language (ancient or modern)