At the end of the MPhil Asian and Middle Eastern Studies by Research (Korean Studies) programme at the University of Cambridge, students will be expected to have:acquired, where appropriate, the ability to read, interpret and translate primary sources in Modern and/or classical Korean;
- acquired a good knowledge of the general scholarship on modern and/or classical Korean culture(s);
- acquired an in-depth knowledge of the secondary literature relevant to the subject of their thesis;
- developed the ability to formulate original research questions and to produce a well-constructed argument to answer them, in the form of an independent piece of research based on the use of primary and secondary sources; and
- developed independent library- and internet-based research skills concomitant with successful completion of a Masters-level degree.
- Applicants for the PhD should submit, via the Applicant Portal, a research proposal on an interesting and workable topic and demonstrate that they have the required academic knowledge and skills to carry out their project.
- The standard condition for continuation to a PhD for those students who have taken a FAMES MPhil degree by Research only is a 'Pass without correction'.
- Admission is at the discretion of the Degree Committee, which judges each graduate applicant on his or her own merits and in accordance with its own set of rules and regulations.
- Students who take the Korean Studies research pathway are expected to work closely with their supervisor throughout the year on a thesis of not more than 25,000-words which is submitted by mid-August.
- During the year, MPhil students attend various training opportunities offered by the Department in codicology, text reading, fieldwork and other skills. They are also encouraged to attend fourth-year undergraduate lectures and Faculty seminars, where relevant. They also attend graduate work-in-progress seminars where they have an opportunity to present their own work to their peers for feedback in a supportive environment. In consultation with their supervisor, students will also, where relevant, be encouraged to attend appropriate courses and seminars offered elsewhere in the university in subject areas related to students' research interests.
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
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- Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK Good II.i Honours Degree.
- Two academic references
- Evidence of competence in English
- Asian and Middle Eastern Studies - language attainments - This can be a simple list of the languages you have attained and to what level (e.g. beginner, intermediate etc). If you have any language certificates, you can upload them along with your application.
- Statement of interest (1500 characters) - Please use this section to explain why you are interested in studying at Cambridge University on this particular course.
- Research proposal (M) - Maximum length 600 words.
- Sample of work (1) - Maximum length 3,000 words in English.
- Extended research proposal (ME) - Maximum length 1,500 words.
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