At the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies we teach and research the languages, cultures and histories of East Asia, the Middle East and South Asia.
The Faculty employs about 40 permanent academic staff as well as several temporary researchers and lecturers from a wide variety of academic backgrounds, research areas and expertise. Please refer to the Staff list and Research groups pages for further information.
All graduate students are attached to one of the Faculty's research groups, which also include Faculty staff, post-doctoral researchers and affiliated researchers. We regularly invite speakers for lectures, seminars, talks and symposia, including an annual Graduate Research Day. The participation of graduate students in all these events is strongly encouraged. A rich programme of cultural events is also offered by other departments across the university and affiliated research institutions, making Cambridge a uniquely stimulating intellectual environment for graduate students.
The Faculty provides opportunities for postgraduate study in the following subject areas:
The main task for research students is to embark on their dissertation project under the guidance of their supervisor and advisor. However, the University of Cambridge offers a wide range of training opportunities, seminars and courses to help develop personal skills and the so-called 'transferable skills'; in short, we offer a more holistic approach to researcher development.