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The BA in Middle Eastern Studies

The BA in Middle Eastern Studies (MES) at Cambridge is a four-year course in which students learn one or more Middle Eastern language, and use their language(s) as a basis for exploring the literature, history and culture of the Middle East. The main languages offered are Arabic, Persian, Hindi and Hebrew, with papers on Akkadian and Egyptian offered through the Faculty of Archaeology and Anthropology. In recent years  students with a BA in Middle Eastern Studies have gone on to become lawyers, to work in the financial sector, in local government, publishing and in NGOs, among other areas.