12 months
13500 GBP/year
7100 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Learn about the society, economy, politics and international relations of North Korea with the North Korean Studies programme from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

Visit the official programme website for more information


You’ll develop knowledge and expertise not just on North Korea, but also in the international relations of East Asia, which, although a major force in the world economy, contains some of the globe’s most pressing security problems (the most important of which is, arguably, North Korea’s nuclear programme).

This North Korean Studies programme from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is designed so that on completion, you’ll have studied relevant subjects necessary for preparation of doctoral research.

Why study with us

North Korean Studies is the only programme with a sole focus on North Korea outside of the Korean peninsula.

You’ll gain insightful knowledge of peace-conflict management not only surrounding the Korean peninsula but also in the context of wider divided nations.

This course provides modules about non-traditional security issues, which will enable you to enter many career paths, including Foreign Ministry, government agencies, journalism related enterprises, international organisations, NGOs and research institutes.

Future careers

On completion of the North Korean Studies programme from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), you will be equipped to work in a number of employment sectors dealing with international affairs.

The MA is designed so that on completion, you will have studied relevant subjects and made the necessary preparation for doctoral research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • North Korean Studies
  • Explaining inter-Korean Relations
  • Development in Fragile States and Accountable Institution
  • Divided Nations: Disputes, Violence and Conflict
  • History, Politics and International Relations of North Korea
  • Economy and Society in North Korea
  • China-Japan-Korea Trilateral Relations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should hold at least 2:1 degree in related subject
  • Applications from all candidates will be considered on their merits in the light of the nature and scope of the programme and if they have experience
  • A detailed admissions procedure will be forwarded on application

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7100 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Part-time: £785 per 20 credits (UK/EU)

Living costs for Preston

751 - 1425 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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