Cambridge has a long and distinctive tradition in the study of the Middle East and Asia.
The Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies prides itself on exploring these fields through the local languages and encourages students to learn through real-world engagement. We have research groups specialising in China studies, Japanese and Korean studies, Indian studies, Central Asia and the Caucasus, the modern Middle East and the pre-modern Middle East.
The School of Arts and Humanities is concerned with the study of human culture, exploring, informing and enriching how we live. The School encompasses music, English, architecture, the history of art, philosophy, religion, classical antiquity, the study of Asian and Middle Eastern cultures and modern and medieval languages. Alumni include Christopher Marlowe, Mary Beard, Bertrand Russell, Sylvia Plath, CS Lewis, Alan Bennett, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Zadie Smith, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Iris Murdoch.