Taught course

Korean Studies and Intensive Language

SOAS University of London · Department of Languages and Cultures of Japan and Korea

Entry requirements

We will consider all applications with 2:2 (or international equivalent) or higher. In addition to degree classification we take into account other elements of the application such as supporting statement. References are optional, but can help build a stronger application if you fall below the 2:2 requirement or have non-traditional qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA Korean Studies and Intensive Language is a two-year full-time (or four-year part-time) programme. It is designed to provide Intensive Language training at different proficiency levels - depending on entry level - within a Masters programme in Korean Studies.

The MA Korean Studies and Intensive Language allows students to:

  • cultivate or further develop a basic expertise in particular aspects of Korean Studies.
  • choose modules that meet their own needs, with respect to their interest in Korea and future career plans.
  • develop their abilities to synthesize information, to think critically, to manage a complex research project and to present their results in verbal and written form.
  • achieve a high level of language proficiency.
  • master transferable language and analytical skills in order to prepare for a variety of potential future professional or research careers.

Why study Korean and Intensive Language at SOAS?

  • we are ranked 13th in the UK for Modern Languages (QS World University Rankings 2022)
  • we are home to the largest concentration of Korean specialists in Europe
  • gain essential language skills but also an in-depth understanding of the region’s culture covering subjects from literature, history, cinema, and politics

Information for international students

For details, including English language requirements, please see SOAS website

Fees and funding

For details of postgraduate fees, please see SOAS website

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
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