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Korean Studies, M.A.

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  • Dynamic and challenging international academic opportunity 
  • International-based learning environment 
  • All classes taught in English with additional Korean language classes (free of charge) 
  • One semester at Seoul National University (trip expenses included in regular tuition).
  • M.A. degree from Chula and a certificate of language proficiency from SNU


1) to produce graduates with knowledge of Korean economy, society, politics, international relations, culture, business and industry as well as proficiency in the Korean language; 

2) to produce new body of knowledge on Korean studies emphasizing relations with Thailand, the other countries in Southeast Asia, and the ASEAN 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Korean Studies
  • Korean Society
  • History of Korean Life Style
  • Ethnic Conflict and Nationalism
  • Understanding International
  • Relations in East Asia
  • Comparative Studies in
  • Korean and Japanese Politics
  • History of Korean-American
  • Relationship
  • Korean Economy
  • Changing World Order and Korea  
  • Multilateral Trade Negotiation:
  • History and Major Rounds
  • Foreign Direct Investment

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • A bachelor graduate in any fields 
  • Passed at least one of English proficiency tests as required: TOEFL > 520, CU-TEP > 65, or IELTS> 5.5 
  • Approved by a unanimous consideration of the program subcommittee to study for professional purposes.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28656 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14328 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    17786 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8893 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Cost per trimester - 3 Trimesters per year

Living costs for Bangkok

  • 23180 - 36560 THB/month
    Living Costs

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