Taught course

Korean Studies (Literature Pathway)

Institution
SOAS University of London · Department of Languages and Cultures of Japan and Korea
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent).

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MA Korean Studies (Literature Pathway) aims to:

  • provide extensive, critical knowledge of pre-modern and modern Korean literary traditions
  • develop advanced competency in reading and understanding literary works in Korean, and literary translation skills into English
  • develop advanced skills in research, analysis, and critical method in the study of Korean literature, with consideration to socio-historical context and comparative approaches
  • serve as a foundation for students who wish to pursue further research or work in the fields of literary translation, writing and publishing

The programme suits anyone interested in the literary cultures of Korea, as well as students of literature with no prior knowledge of Korean literature who are looking for new areas of inquiry.

Incoming students will be expected to have completed at least the equivalent of two years of undergraduate Korean language study.

The programme will benefit anyone wishing to pursue a research degree (MPhil/PhD) afterwards. It also provides a solid basis for anyone wishing to pursue a career in literary translation or publishing.

Please note that to be considered for the MA Korean Studies (Literature pathway) programme you will need apply for MA Korean Studies and select the relevant literature modules at enrolment.

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
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
study@soas.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7898 4700