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Graduates of the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies have enjoyed a wide range of successful careers. Some have chosen to apply the languages and cultural understanding gained from their BA directly to their chosen field. Others have used the analytical skills acquired from the rapid acquisition of language to other careers, including banking.

Here are what some of our graduates have to say.

"I now work in Tokyo for an international strategy and brand consultancy, where everything I've learnt in my degree - from Japanese language to history and sociology - has helped me excel at my profession."

Sven Palys, Entrepreneur

"The Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies offered me an extraordinary education in the complexity and diversity of Chinese language, history and culture. Studying here laid the foundations for my subsequent career researching Chinese history and literature."

Julia Lovell, University Senior Lecturer, Birkbeck College

More detailed individual career profiles from recent graduates are included throughout the site: