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Bachelor’s degree at Upper Second or above. For non-native English speakers IELTS at 7.0 or equivalent.
Months of entry
This MA embeds a graduate introduction to social science philosophies and methods in the study of North Korea, one of the least well understood countries on the planet. It is founded on the development of critical analysis of relevant materials whilst also giving students the opportunity to study how North Korea can achieve change and development in the context of fragile states. This course is designed so that on completion, the student will have studied relevant subjects necessary for preparation of doctoral research.
The course will provide students with a comparative advantage in journalism, diplomacy, international organisations, NGOs, and global business, while allowing them to develop knowledge and expertise in many facets of East Asia. Students will develop knowledge and expertise not just on North Korea, but also in the international relations of East Asia, which, although is 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.
Explaining Inter-Korean Relations North Korean
History, Politics and International Relations North Korea
Economics and Society Development in Fragile States and Accountable Institutions
Divided Nations: Disputes, Violence and Conflict
China-Japan-Korea Trilateral Relations
Globalisation and Economic Development in the Asia Pacific
Historical Transformation in the Asia Pacific
Political Changes and Social Movements in the Asia Pacific
East Asian Philosophy and Thought
Critical East Asian Cinema Studies
Cultural and Creative Industries in East Asia
Theory of Interpreting and Translation
Professional Business Skills
Diplomatic Service & International Organisations
North Korean Studies Dissertation
Fees and funding
MA Scholarship for North Korean Studies and Asia Pacific Studies Are you creative, analytical and ambitious? The School of Humanities, Language and Global Studies is looking for talented students who are interested in our MA courses in Asia Pacific Studies or North Korean Studies. The successful applicants will receive partial tuition fee waiver. The scholarship is open to any nationality.
2019/20 scholarship to be confirmed.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries
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