Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Teaching in all Asian and Middle Eastern Studies subjects is arranged centrally by the Faculty, and takes place either in the Faculty or the University of Oxford China Centre; the latter is a convenient five minutes’ walk from St Anne’s. 

St Anne’s also has a Fellow in AME Studies who acts as personal tutor to all AME Studies students, and we have a good community of undergraduates across a range of AME Studies subjects. Tutorials in Chinese subjects  are usually held at St Anne’s; some tutorials in all subjects may be held in external tutors’ colleges. AME Studies subjects are as demanding as they are rewarding, and the support offered in College can make a considerable difference.

Though AME Studies is not a College-based subject, St Anne’s offers particular advantages. Chief among them is the College Library: we have the largest collection of books required for Chinese classes and tutorials, and are among the largest in Japanese. Arabic, Hebrew, Jewish Studies, Turkish, Korean and Tibetan are also well catered for. The library can acquire new books requested by students, often at very short notice.
St Anne’s benefits further from being adjacent to St Antony’s College, which contains the Bodleian (main University library) collection in Japanese, as well as the Modern Middle East Centre Library.

AME Studies graduates have a high employment success rate; St Anne’s graduates can be found all over the world, working in sectors as diverse as banking, business, law, government, media, education and charities.