Lucy Cavendish has a small but supportive Asian and Middle Eastern Studies community, comprising around five Bachelors, Masters, and PhD students.

The BA in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies is a flexible degree course, and offers the opportunity to study one or two languages from Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese or Persian, as well as combining some of these with a modern European language. AMES graduates have gone on to pursue successful careers in a variety of fields, including banking, commerce, journalism and the Civil Service.

Further information about the course can be found on the Faculty and University websites.

Director of Studies

To be confirmed

Course Requirements

There are no subject-specific entrance requirements for AMES, and we have in the past accepted applicants with a range of British and international qualifications. Candidates who wish to combine AMES with a European language will need an A Level, or equivalent qualification, in that language.  All other candidates for AMES must demonstrate an ability for language learning in their application.

See the general Entrance Requirements and FAQ for more information about our academic conditions. You can also contact our Admissions Office with queries.

Admissions Assessment

Applicants to Lucy Cavendish will not be required to sit a pre-interview assessment.  Applicants invited for interview will be asked to sit a written assessment on the day of their interviews. This assessment will last no longer than one hour, and will be similar in content and format to the assessment used by other colleges, prior to interview. Specifications can be found in the Entry Requirements section here.