The Korean Studies programme from SOAS University of London explores the history, politics, art, music and literature of Korea, as well as providing opportunities to study the languages of the region.
The MA in Korean Studies consists of four components. Students choose one major course and two minor courses from the lists. Students who plan to go on to further research can take a higher-level Korean language course as a minor.
Students take three taught courses and must also complete a 10,000-word dissertation on an approved topic.
Graduates from the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures develop competencies in intercultural awareness, analysis and communication. Demand for specialists with advanced proficiency in the languages of China, Japan and Korea has significantly increased in recent years, and graduates with these skills are highly sought after by employers.
Recent Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures graduates have been hired by organisations including:
- Bloomberg LP
- Department for Work and Pensions
- European Alliance for Human Rights in North Korea
- European Commission
- Japanese Government
- Korea Trade Centre (KOTRA)
- Trajectories of Modernity in Korean Literature and Film
- The Making of Modern Korea
- Culture and Society in Traditional Korea
- Readings in Mixed Script Korean
- Korean-English Translation
- Korean Cinema
- Contemporary Korean Society
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
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We will consider all applications with 2:ii (or international equivalent) or higher. In addition to degree classification we take into account other elements of the application including supporting statement and references.
International22500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 22500 GBP per year during 12 months.
National11520 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11520 GBP per year during 12 months.
Part-time 2 Years or Part-time 4 Years
- UK: £5,760
- Overseas: £11,250
Part-time 3 Years
- UK: £3,840
- Overseas: £7,500
Living costs for London
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.