Clare College Cambridge

Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Number of students per year: 1-2
Typical offer: A*AA at A-level or 7,7,6 (42+ overall) in the IB or the equivalent from other educational systems. For Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers - Offers usually require AAA at Advanced Higher Grade; bands may be specified.
Essential subjects: We don't ask for specific subjects at A-level, but we do look for a good record of formal language learning.
Written assessment: Candidates wishing to combine Asian and Middle Eastern Studies with a modern European language will need to take a at-interview assessment for Modern and Medieval Languages (MML).


Why choose Clare?

Clare has a strong commitment to the study of Asian and Middle Eastern languages. Even though supervisions are arranged centrally by the Faculty, Clare is fortunate in that both the Senior Language Teaching Officer in Arabic and the Professor of Chinese are fellows of the college. Having a Director of Studies who is also a staff member of the Faculty provides the crucial advantage of being able to receive all necessary guidance and support throughout the course from Clare fellows. Asian and Middle Eastern Studies is a relatively small subject, with an intake of about 50 to 60 students per year, but Clare does not have a limit on how many AMES students it takes. Typically we have two to three students a year, a small but very friendly and lively group. We welcome applicants from all nationalities and educational backgrounds.

If you have particular questions, please feel free to contact either of the Clare AMES Fellows by email: Dr Rachael Harris directs studies for students reading Arabic, Hebrew, and Persian. Prof. Roel Sterckx looks after students reading Chinese and Japanese at Clare.


Fellows in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Dr Rachael Harris Senior Language Teaching Officer in Arabic.  Dr Harris is Director of Studies for Arabic, Hebrew and Persian.

Professor Roel Sterckx Needham Professor of Chinese. Professor Sterckx works on Chinese thought, religion and cultural history, teaches classical and literary Chinese, and is Director of Studies for Chinese and Japanese.

See Student Profile: Caroline Meinhardt


Link to University Subject Page