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.
As a graduate student at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, you will become part of a vibrant intellectual community. All of our graduate students are attached to one of the Faculty’s research groups alongside Faculty staff, post-doctoral researchers and affiliated researchers. You will be encouraged to take part in our busy programme of lectures, seminars, talks and symposia as well as the Faculty's Annual Graduate Research Day. A rich programme of cultural events is also offered by other departments across the University and affiliated research institutions all of which make Cambridge a uniquely stimulating intellectual environment for its graduate students.
The Faculty employs about 40 permanent academic staff as well as temporary researchers and lecturers from a wide variety of academic backgrounds, research areas and expertise.
The Faculty provides opportunities for postgraduate study in the following subject areas:
- Chinese and Japanese Studies. - comprising of
- Middle Eastern Studies - comprising of Arabic, Persian, Hebrew and Semitic Studies.
- South Asian Studies - comprising of Sanskrit and Pali Studies.
Library and Archival Resources
All of our students have access to the excellent resources held in the Faculty's library and through membership access to the outstanding collection held in the Cambridge University Library. Our 'Research Environment' section gives further information about the resources held in each language section.
Researcher Development Training (formerly known as Transferable Skills Training)
All research students are expected to take training and development courses during their time at the University of Cambridge to help them develop their transferable skills. Researcher development training courses are offered through the 'Personal and Professional Development' division and they help researchers to manage their research projects and their time. Worshops are available to those who plan on teaching.
The Faculty participates in the ERASMUS scheme. Further information about this scheme can be found in the link below.
Master's Self-Evaluation Scheme
All MPhil students in the Faculty are reminded to check their cam e-mail, for an e-mail sent to them in mid-November about the Master's Self-Evaluation Scheme and to click on the link in this e-mail to complete a report on how they feel they are getting on in their studies and how they are progressing. This information will be collected to help improve your studies and your experience during your MPhil.