Clare College Cambridge

Applying for AMES

Entry requirements

 

Offers for studying Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Clare are based on A-level or equivalent examination results, a typical offer being A*AA at A-level or 7,7,6 (42+ overall) in the IB or the equivalent from other educational systems. We don’t ask for specific subjects at A-level, but we do look for a good record of formal language learning, to reassure both ourselves and potential students of their ability to cope with learning a new and very different language fast. However, if you do not have much formal language learning experience it does not automatically rule you out. Candidates wishing to combine Asian and Middle Eastern Studies with a modern European language, need to apply for Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. You will need to have an A-level or equivalent in the European language.

Written assessment

 

Candidates wishing to combine Asian and Middle Eastern Studies with a modern European language will need to take the university-wide at-interview assessment for Modern and Medieval Languages. Further information about this is available here

 

 

Written work

 

Candidates are asked to send in one school essay before the interview, written in English. The essay may be related to the proposed course of study, but since applicants come from a wide variety of subject backgrounds, we do not make specific stipulations.

studying Modern and Medieval Languages at Clare).

 

Interviews

 

Applicants who are selected for interview will be called for interview in the second or third week of December and most candidates will have two interviews, with at least one interviewer being from a different college. Applicants wishing to combine Asian and Middle Eastern Studies with a modern European language will be interviewed as well for their European language, like candidates for Modern and Medieval Languages (for details see the information on studying Modern and Medieval Languages at Clare).