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Korean Studies degrees in the UK

Korean BA

SOAS University of London United Kingdom

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Korean Studies with Japanese BA

University of Sheffield United Kingdom

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Korean, TESOL and Linguistics BA (Hons)

York St John University United Kingdom

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All Bachelors Degrees in Korean Studies

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Study a Korean Studies degree in the UK in 2024

Korean Studies as a degree focuses on the in-depth study of the Korean language, culture, history, literature, and society. It offers students the opportunity to become proficient in the Korean language and gain a deep understanding of Korea's rich cultural heritage and contemporary issues.

Studying Korean opens up exciting opportunities for engagement with Korea and its global influence. Whether pursuing a career in academia, business, or the cultural sector, graduates with a degree in Korean Studies can contribute to enhancing cross-cultural understanding and facilitating international cooperation between Korea and the rest of the world. The knowledge and skills gained from this degree can lead to a fulfilling career path and personal growth through the exploration of a vibrant and dynamic culture.

Graduates of a degree in Korean Studies will have a diverse range of career options available to them, particularly in fields related to international relations, translation, interpretation, language teaching, tourism, and cross-cultural communication. Depending on their interests and specialisation, they may pursue careers as language instructors, cultural exchange coordinators, international business consultants, or work in diplomatic services.

Your degree program will provide a well-rounded education, combining language proficiency with cultural knowledge. Modules you study could include:

  • Korean Language (beginner to advanced levels)
  • Korean Culture and Traditions
  • Modern Korean Literature
  • Korean History and Society
  • Korean Media and Popular Culture

Study in the UK

The UK is a popular destination for international students who want to study abroad. With a wide range of universities offering a variety of courses, there are so many opportunities that students might not be able to find elsewhere. Each university will pride itself on offering high quality education from leading teaching professionals. A qualification gained in the UK will be well regarded across the globe, making an education in the UK a great investment in your future. As well as this, there are many highly ranked universities in the UK, around 17 of which are consistently appearing in the top 100 of the QS World University Rankings.

See our detailed guide to studying in the UK for international students.

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