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Korean Studies

Leiden University

24 months
Duration
19300 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
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Tuition fee
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About

The Korean Studies MA programme at Leiden University offers specialised and in-depth knowledge on the cultural and societal issues of pre-modern and modern Korea and capitalises on Leiden University's position as Europe's leading centre of expertise on Korean studies.

Overview

Leiden University opened the first centre dedicated to Korean studies in Western Europe in 1947. During your studies, you learn from scholars at the leading edge of research on pre-modern and modern Korea. You will be able to explore Korea from diverse disciplinary perspectives – at times using original source materials – from its religion and popular culture to its modern and contemporary history. You will also have access to the world-class resources of the Leiden University Library and its famous collection of Asian artifacts.

This Korean Studies MA programme at Leiden University offers students an expansive curriculum from which to choose and subsequently customise their learning. Study South Korea from diverse disciplinary perspectives – at times using original source materials – from its religion and popular culture to its modern and contemporary history. Enrich your learning with access to the world-class resources of the Leiden University Library and its famous collection of Asian artifacts. 

Small classes ensure you have direct and quality time both with your peers and with your lecturers, who are invested in helping you reach your full potential. We encourage you to study part a your degree at one of our partner universities in Korea, such as the Seoul National University, Sungkyunkwan University or Yonsei University.

Korean Studies at Leiden University is an accredited degree programme. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a master’s degree in Asian Studies and the title Master of Arts (MA).

Career prospects

  • Secretary at an Embassy
  • Policy Officer at a ministry
  • Communications adviser
  • Coordinator of an Asia desk
  • Coordinator of a Korean trade mission
  • Export consultant on Korea
  • Junior policy officer, political and international relations
  • Manager of a translation and interpreting agency
  • Marketing Officer
  • Travel consultant on Korea
  • Sales manager Korea
  • Interpreter of Korean
  • Translator of Korean

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Korean Language
  • Advanced Korean Reading
  • Art and Power in Asia
  • Asia through Consumption
  • Constructing Digital Language Toolkits
  • Critical Approaches to Heritage Studies
  • Democratizing Histories
  • Lives on the Margins: Korean Peninsula Migration and Identity 
  • Material Culture, Memory and Commemoration along the Silk Roads in Central Asia
  • The Politics of Digital East Asia

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

The following diploma requirements apply for this programme:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a research university, equivalent to the level of a Dutch academic Bachelor’s degree, or demonstrate to meet the requirements for such a degree,
  • Knowledge of the nature and role of as well as the ability to analyse and report on academic inquiry in the humanities or social sciences; and
  • Prior education must include completed components at the bachelor’s level (which may include the thesis) equivalent to at least 30 credits on at least three out of these six disciplines: history, art, culture, politics, society or economy of one or more East Asian countries or regions.
  • fundamental knowledge of pre-modern and modern Korea;
  • Knowledge of Koreanist traditions and understanding of disciplinary-methodological issues.
  • Sufficient command of Korean, at level TOPIK 4.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    19300 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19300 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • Second Dutch master’s programme: €15,100 per year

Living costs for Leiden

850 - 1250 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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