SOAS University of London

Japan & Korea Section, Department of East Asian Languages & Culture

MA ... and Intensive Language (Korean) (2019 entry)

Select year of entry: 2019 2018

duration:
Full-time (2 years) or Part-time (4 years)

Fees 2019/20

UK/EU fees:
£9,685
Overseas fees:
£19,930

Fees for 2019/20 entrants. This is a Band 1 fee. The fees are per academic year. Please note that fees go up each year. Further details can be found in the Fees and Funding tab on this page or in the Registry Postgraduate Tuition Fees page

Entry requirements

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Overview

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings

Start of programme: September

Mode of Attendance: Full-time or Part-time

Who is this programme for?:

This will suit students wishing to embark on research degrees with a focus on Korea. Also, professionals wishing to pursue careers directly related to Korea, including government departments (of both the UK and other countries), and in firms requiring particular skills and knowledge related to trading, investment and promotional interests outside Europe.

The two-year language pathway is directed at students who want to engage with Korea in a professional as well as academic way, as the intensive language course would enable them to reach a high level of Korean language proficiency.

This two-year programme (or four years part-time) will provide students with the opportunity to combine Masters’ level training with intensive Korean language study in order to acquire the skills necessary for future professional or research careers. The programme will enable students to engage with the subjects of their Masters’ programme in the context of Korea through Korean, to engage with primary Korean sources and data and to conduct research and professional work in Korea.

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MA Intensive Korean

Convenors

Combinations

May be combined with:

Anthropology

History

History of Art

Japan and Korea

Linguistics

Religions and Philosophies

Structure

Students must take 315 credits in total, comprised of 255 taught credits (45 of which are taught abroad as part of a Summer School) and a 60-credit dissertation in the selected discipline as outlined below.

In their first year, students on the two-year Intensive Language programmes take 60 credits of intensive language instruction and 60 credits in the discipline. During the summer, they participate in a Summer School abroad. In the second year, they take another 30 language credits as well as 60 credits in the discipline; they also complete their dissertation in the discipline.

For information on the programme structure for the four-year part-time version of the programme, please see the pdf pathway specification at the bottom of the page.

Please see the relevant web pages for information on the discipline parts of the programme.

Two Years Beginner
Year 1 (two years full time)
Language Component
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Intensive Elementary Korean 15PJKC025 60 Full Year
Discipline Component

Students take 60 credits in the selected discipline.

Summer Abroad
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Intensive Summer Korean Abroad 15PJKC026 45 Full Year
Year 2 (two years full time)
Language Component
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Introduction to Mixed Script Korean (PG) 15PJKC014 30 Full Year
Or
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Korean Readings (PG) 15PJKC018 30 Full Year
Discipline Component

Students take 60 credits in the selected discipline.

Dissertation

Students complete a 60-credit dissertation in the selected discipline.

Two Years Intermediate
Year 1 (two years full time)
Language Component
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Intermediate Korean (PG) 15PJKC013 30 Full Year
Introduction to Mixed Script Korean (PG) 15PJKC014 30 Full Year
Discipline Component

Students take 60 credits in the selected discipline.

Summer Abroad
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Intensive Summer Korean Abroad 15PJKC026 45 Full Year
Year 2 (two years full time)
Language Component
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Intensive Korean Speaking and Writing (PG) 15PJKC027 30 Full Year
Or
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Advanced Korean Readings (PG) 15PEAC018 30 Full Year
Discipline Component

Students take 60 credits in the selected discipline.

Dissertation

Students complete a 60-credit dissertation in the selected discipline.

Two Years Higher Intermediate
Year 1 (two years full time)
Language Component
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Korean Readings (PG) 15PJKC018 30 Full Year
Intensive Korean Speaking and Writing (PG) 15PJKC027 30 Full Year
Discipline Component

Students take 60 credits in the selected discipline.

Summer Abroad
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Intensive Summer Korean Abroad 15PJKC026 45 Full Year
Year 2 (two years full time)
Language Component
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Advanced Korean Readings (PG) 15PEAC018 30 Full Year
Or
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Practical Translation: English into Korean 15PJKC002 15 Full Year Not Running 2018/2019
Discipline Component

Students take 60 credits in the selected discipline.

Dissertation

Students complete a 60-credit dissertation in the selected discipline.

 

This is the structure for applicants

If you are a current student you can find structure information on Moodle or through your Department.

Programme Specification

Important notice

The information on the programme page reflects the intended programme structure against the given academic session. Please read the important notice regarding changes to programmes and modules.

Teaching and Learning

Teaching & Learning

Contact Hours

All Masters programmes consist of 180 credits, made up of taught modules of 30 or 15 credits, taught over 10 or 20 weeks, and a dissertation of 60 credits. The programme structure shows which modules are compulsory and which optional.

As a rough guide, 1 credit equals approximately 10 hours of work. Most of this will be independent study, including reading and research, preparing coursework, revising for examinations and so on. It will also include class time, which may include lectures, seminars and other classes. Some subjects, such as learning a language, have more class time than others. At SOAS, most postgraduate modules have a one hour lecture and a one hour seminar every week, but this does vary.

More information is on the page for each module.

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge
  • To acquire/develop skills in Korean language to Effective Operational Proficiency level (i.e. CEFR B1/B2/C1).
Intellectual (thinking) skills
  • To demonstrate awareness of the conceptual and communicative underpinnings of Korean and through this interlinguistic and intercultural understanding.
Subject-based practical skills
  • Communicate in written and spoken medium in contemporary Korean.
Transferable skills
  • Engage with people from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds, understand the role of different frames of reference.

Fees and funding

Tuition Fees

Full details of postgraduate tuition fees can be found on the Registry's Postgraduate Tuition Fees page.

This is a Band 1 tuition fee.

Fees for 2019/20 entrants. The fees below are per academic year. Please note that fees go up each year. 2 year full-time programmes have 2 years of full-time fees - the fee in the second year will be higher than the fee for the first year (the full time fee below is for the first year only).

Full-time
UK/EU
Students
Overseas
Students
£9,685 £19,930
Scholarships
Felix Non- Indian Scholarship

Application Deadline: 2018-01-29 00:00

Felix Scholarships

Application Deadline: 2019-01-31 16:00

Postgraduate SOAS Global Impact Award

Application Deadline: 2019-01-31 00:00

SOAS International Postgraduate Excellence Scholarship

Application Deadline: 2019-01-31 00:00

Sochon Foundation Scholarship

Application Deadline: 2019-04-01 16:00

Tibawi Trust Award

Application Deadline: 2019-06-05 16:00

For further details and information on external scholarships visit the Scholarships section

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