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Korean Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #91 (WUR) Tübingen, Germany
The Korean Studies degree program at the University of Tübingen is designed as a consecutive and research-oriented degree program and deals with the history, culture and society of modern Korea in everyday and global historical perspective.  The central themes are Korea in the world, colonialism/imperialism, Cold War / Division, popular culture/media and migration/diaspora.


The Master's Program Korean Studies is a consecutive degree program that deals with the history, culture and society of modern Korea in a regional and global context.

The University of Tübingen  offers a master's degree with a high level of specialist and language skills. The students focus on key topics of the history, society and culture of modern Korea, focusing on globalization, colonialism, Cold War and division, migration and diaspora, and popular culture and literature. The critical examination of the Korean peninsula, its positioning and its integration into a regional and global context open up manifold perspectives. 

The graduates also achieve a high level of Korean language proficiency level C1 / C2 GER (TOPIK level 6). In addition to the accompanying modules on the Korean language of science, each major seminar requires working with Korean specialist literature and / or sources.


The master's program enables students to enter a wide range of professional fields in which language, culture and country skills related to Korea are in demand. Perspectives in industry and business, diplomacy, media and cultural institutions are opened. Practical skills are deepened through internships and practical projects.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Methods and Theories
  • Basic Module 
  • Specialization Module
  • Professional qualifying module

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
    • German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

The following prerequisites must be met for admission to the Master's Program Korean Studies / Korean Studies:

  • Bachelor's degree in Korean studies or in a comparable subject with a final grade of at least 2.5
  • Proof of Korean language proficiency at the level B2 GER or TOPIK Level 4
  • English language skills are required at level B2 / C1 GER.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1500 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Tübingen

  • 630 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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