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Graduate Studies

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 provides opportunities for post-graduate study in the following subject areas:

  • East Asian Studies - comprising Chinese and Japanese Studies.
  • Middle Eastern Studies - comprising Arabic, Persian, Hebrew and Semitic Studies.
  • South Asian Studies - comprising Sanskrit and Pali Studies. 

These pages include detailed information on:

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 and talks. 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 Graduate Handbook

The Graduate Handbook gives detailed information for current Graduate Students at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, however prospective applicants may also find it useful. This document is updated throughout the year, so please check it regularly.

Graduate Handbook 2017-2018


Graduate course enquiries can be directed to our Graduate Programmes Administrators:


Office: 01223 335106

A full faculty staff directory can be found here.

Faculty Research

Find out more about research at the Faculty

>Research pages

Graduate Admissions

The University Graduate Admissions pages hold a wealth of useful information and the ability to apply online. This link will take you to generic graduate admissions information. For detailed information about FAMES courses, including application, please use our website. The course information here links directly to the relevant pages on the Graduate Admissions site.

>Graduate Admissions