Taught course

North Korean Studies

University of Central Lancashire · School of Psychology and Humanities

Entry requirements

For entry requirements, please visit the North Korean Studies MA page

Months of entry


Course content

Our MA in North Korean Studies will equip you with a detailed knowledge of the society, politics and economy of one of the least understood countries on the planet.
Explore the past, present and future of North Korea, including its relations with South Korea and its interactions with the rest of the world.
Taking on the role of an inquisitive social scientist, you will adopt several academic approaches towards understanding the complexities of North Korea, drawing on anthropology, development studies, peace studies, international relations and sociology.
You will develop advanced skills in critical analysis as you investigate the ways in which North Korea has the potential to achieve sustainable development and become a resilient society against the backdrop of dysfunctional state and development assistance. As you progress you will deepen your understanding of issues including resilience and climate change across the Korean peninsula while also learning about the socio-political situations in other divided nations.
Why study with us
  • Our MA North Korean Studies course is the only degree programme with a sole focus on North Korea available outside of the Korean peninsula.
  • Develop advanced academic and employability skills, including participating in student-led roundtable discussions and publishing policy briefs.
  • Modules will introduce you to non-traditional security issues and equip you with skills in research and analysis which will be invaluable in a wide range of careers.
Future careers
On completion of the MA North Korean Studies, 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.

Fees and funding

For fees and funding, please visit the North Korean Studies MA page

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Full time is offered through blended learning, part time is campus taught.

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
01772 892400