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Graduate Studies

At the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (FAMES) we teach and research the languages, cultures and histories of East Asia, the Middle East and South Asia.

As a graduate student at FAMES, 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, making Cambridge a uniquely stimulating intellectual environment for 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.

Our courses

The Faculty provides opportunities for postgraduate study in the following subject areas:

Library and archival resources

All of our students have access to outstanding resources at the Faculty library and through membership of Cambridge University Library. Our 'Research Environment' section contains further information about their collections, and specific resources are also listed in each language section.

Researcher development training

As well as preparing you for your research or dissertation project, the University offers a wide range of other training opportunities, to help develop transferable skills, offering a holistic approach to your personal development. 

ERASMUS students

The Faculty participates in the ERASMUS scheme. Further information about the scheme is available below.