More about the course
The course combines intellectual training – how to analyse, how to argue, how to read the meanings that lie below the surface of language – with the acquisition of practical skills: writing, comprehension and speaking other languages to a high level.
Students of Asian and Middle Eastern languages at Christ Church work hard for what is a richly varied and intellectually stimulating course, as well as participating in the exciting extra-curricular activities offered in the College and across the University as a whole. Most courses also offer the opportunity to spend a year in the region being studied.
Graduates with Oxford degrees in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies are highly employable in the UK and in other countries. Career options exist in finance, the media, commerce, the Civil Service, law, accountancy, and the arts to name but a few, and some 30% of course graduates go on to further study.
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