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Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Entry requirements


A level

A*,A,A

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)

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

40-42

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)

UCAS Tariff

152

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time with time abroad | 2022

Subjects

Modern middle eastern studies

Asian studies

The Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (AMES) course explores contemporary global cultures through the in-depth study of languages, culture and history, giving you knowledge and practical skills that can be used in many careers.

You don't have to have studied an AMES subject at school, so the best preparation is for you to explore for yourself what interests you about the language and culture you choose to study. You can choose from Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Hebrew and Persian. Arabic, Hebrew and Persian can be combined with each other or with a modern European language.

The Uni


Course locations:

St Edmund's

Pembroke

Selwyn

St John's

Queens'

Girton

King's

Magdalene

Newnham

Downing

Trinity Hall

Gonville & Caius

Robinson

Lucy Cavendish

Wolfson

Clare

Churchill

Corpus Christi

Sidney Sussex

Peterhouse

Jesus

Fitzwilliam

Christ's

Homerton

Hughes Hall

St Catharine's

Emmanuel

Trinity

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Murray Edwards

Department:

Single Tier Structure

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Modern middle eastern studies

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

82%
UK students
18%
International students
41%
Male students
59%
Female students
100%
2:1 or above
2%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
A
A

Asian studies

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

82%
UK students
18%
International students
41%
Male students
59%
Female students
97%
2:1 or above
1%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
A
A

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Languages and area studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£23,000
high
Average annual salary
94%
low
Employed or in further education
75%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
16%
Teaching and educational professionals
10%
Business, research and administrative professionals

Mainly covering the study of Turkish or Arabic, this isn't a very common degree choice for UK students - just 150 students graduated in this area in 2013 - so bear that in mind when drawing conclusions from any employment and salary stats. If you are interested in studying this subject, then it's a good idea go on open days and talk to tutors about what you might expect from the course and what previous graduates went on to do.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Languages and area studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£26k

£26k

£32k

£32k

£35k

£35k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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