Regent’s has a strong tradition of accepting RAMES students, which makes for a supportive environment when studying this subject with us.

Students of Religion and Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (RAMES) will need to be strong at languages, and during the course will engage in detailed textual and literary analysis. To engage fully with the questions raised by the critical study of Theology and Religion you will also need to become something of a historian and a philosopher. The ability to employ these disciplines effectively will not only make you a scholar of religion but equip you to embark on a wide range of careers. Regent’s typically admits one student in RAMES each year.

Are applicants required to submit written work?

Yes, submit one piece of written work which has been marked in the normal process of school or college work.

Do I need to sit a test?

No, there is no written admissions test.

What proportion of the teaching in RAMES is done by Regent’s tutors and fellows?

The language teaching is taught by the AMES Faculty. Most of the Theology and Religion papers are taught by colleagues at Regent’s, although when this is not possible students are tutored at other Colleges within the University.

How close is Regent’s to the AMES Faculty and the faculty libraries and resources?

The AMES Faculty is 1 minute away on Pusey Lane. The Theology and Religion Library is 10 minutes’ walk. The Regent’s library has an impressive stock of Theology and Religion books, given its specialism in this area.

How are students in RAMES taught?

Teaching is mainly in classes at the AMES Faculty. Theology and Religion papers are taught in tutorials.

What can a first year student expect to study?

In the first year most focus is on intensive language instruction; three of your four first year examinations will be on your chosen language; you will also take the Religion and Religions paper.

You can find out more about the course content here:

What do the students say?

“Regent’s allows you to interact as much as you like with everything the University and city of Oxford have to offer, while enjoying the supportive close-knit community of a small college. Being part of two faculties in addition to being a member of the college, RAMES students have plenty of opportunity to learn from, and with, a wide range of people. Regent’s is also ideally located for RAMES students – a short walk from libraries, and literally a stone’s throw from the AMES faculty building, so you can attend morning language lessons and make it back in time for college lunch with friends!

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    1 student admitted for RAMES per year

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    Course information

    A BA in 3 years UCAS code: VT69
    Deferred entry available
    Grade requirements: AAA

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    Director of Studies

    Dr Christine Joynes

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    RPC Admissions Officer

    +44 (0) 1865 288153