Oriental Studies

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Oriental Studies at Oxford allows you to study the language, literature, history, and culture of an Eastern civilization.

Course Resources

Here are some general resources related to Oriental Studies.


Overview πŸ”— 🌟 A good overview of the course with an outline of its structure, entry requirements, and more.

Course Video πŸ”— 🌟 Listen to the perspectives of tutors and students on Oriental Studies.

Alternative Prospectus πŸ”— An overview written by students on the Oriental Studies course.

More things to explore

Oriental studies (Japanese-focused) student YouTube channel πŸ”— Bree studies Japanese, Spanish and Korean and has lots of videos on her experience studying at Oxford and on her year abroad in Japan.

Oriental studies (Chinese-focused) student YouTube channel πŸ”— GoodLuckNabs is the YouTube channel of a recent Orient Studies graduate, and she has lots of videos talking about different aspects of the course, including a review of each year of the course, specifically Chinese Studies.

Oriental studies (Japanese-focused) student YouTube channel πŸ”— DomAlex’s channel is similar to GoodLuckNabs but he studied Japanese, and he has many videos on his experience.

Studying Oriental Studies at St John's College πŸ”— 🌟 In this short YouTube video, first year student Khush discusses studying Oriental Studies at St John's College.

Application Resources

Suggested Reading and Resources πŸ”— 🌟 Scroll down to the 'Oriental Studies' section of this page to find ideas for wider reading relating to your chosen languages.

Candidates for course combinations including Arabic, Turkish, Hebrew, Jewish Studies and Persian must take the Oriental Languages Aptitude Test (OLAT) πŸ”— as part of their application, and information about it can be found here.

InsideUni Oriental Studies interview experiences πŸ”— 🌟 Current students talk about their interview experience, as well as sharing some tips. We’re biased, but we think they’re useful!