SOAS University of London

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

MA ... and Intensive Language (Korean)

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

Fees 2018/19

UK/EU fees:
£9,225
Overseas fees:
£18,980

Fees for 2018/19 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

2018 Entry requirements

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Overview

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

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Combinations

May be combined with:

Once you have checked the structure for this programme via the structure tab, please click into the above discipline that you would like to study. You will then see the full list of optional courses available to you.

Structure

In the two-year language pathway, students take 60 credits of intensive language and 60 credits in their discipline, in the first year.  During the summer, they participate in a summer school abroad (45 credits). Upon their return, in the second year, they take 30 credits of an intensive language module and 60 credits of discipline modules.  They also choose a dissertation topic within their Major (60 credits).


Students must pass all of the language modules in order to qualify for the degree with Intensive Korean.

In the two-year language pathway, the intensive language modules will be assessed by a combination of exams and continuous assessment, involving in-class tests. The assessment of the summer school element is conducted upon return to SOAS.

Two-year syllabus
Year 1
Core Language Module
Beginner Level
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Intensive Elementary Korean 15PJKC025 60 Full Year
Intermediate Level
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Intermediate Korean (PG) 15PJKC013 30 Full Year
Korean Readings (PG) 15PJKC018 30 Full Year
Summer of Year 1
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Intensive Summer Korean Abroad 15PJKC026 45 Full Year
Year 2
Core Language Module
Beginner Level

Students take ONE of the following modules.

Module Code Credits Term Availability
Introduction to Mixed Script Korean (PG) 15PJKC014 30 Full Year
Korean Readings (PG) 15PJKC018 30 Full Year
Intermediate Level

Students take ONE of the following modules.

Module Code Credits Term Availability
Intensive Korean Speaking and Writing (PG) 15PJKC027 30 Full Year
Advanced Korean Readings (PG) 15PEAC018 30 Full Year
Higher Intermediate Level

Students take ONE of the following modules.

Module Code Credits Term Availability
Advanced Korean Readings (PG) 15PEAC018 30 Full Year
Practical Translation: English into Korean 15PJKC002 15 Full Year Not Running 2018/2019
Compulsory Dissertation

Students will complete a Dissertation module worth 60 credits in the discipline subject.

Four-year syllabus
Year 1
Core Language Module
Beginner Level
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Intensive Elementary Korean 15PJKC025 60 Full Year
Intermediate Level

Students take both of the following modules.

Module Code Credits Term Availability
Intermediate Korean (PG) 15PJKC013 30 Full Year
Introduction to Mixed Script Korean (PG) 15PJKC014 30 Full Year
Higher Intermediate Level

Students take both of the following modules.

Module Code Credits Term Availability
Korean Readings (PG) 15PJKC018 30 Full Year
Intensive Korean Speaking and Writing (PG) 15PJKC027 30 Full Year
Summer of Year 1
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Intensive Summer Korean Abroad 15PJKC026 45 Full Year
Year 2
Core Language Module
Beginner Level

Students take ONE of the following modules.

Module Code Credits Term Availability
Introduction to Mixed Script Korean (PG) 15PJKC014 30 Full Year
Korean Readings (PG) 15PJKC018 30 Full Year
Intermediate Level

Students take ONE of the following modules.

Module Code Credits Term Availability
Intensive Korean Speaking and Writing (PG) 15PJKC027 30 Full Year
Advanced Korean Readings (PG) 15PEAC018 30 Full Year
Higher Intermediate Level

Students take ONE of the following modules.

Module Code Credits Term Availability
Advanced Korean Readings (PG) 15PEAC018 30 Full Year
Practical Translation: English into Korean 15PJKC002 15 Full Year Not Running 2018/2019
Discipline Modules

Students take 30 credits in their discipline

 

This is the structure for 2018/19 applicants

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

Programme Specification

Disclaimer

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 2018/19 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
£9,225 £18,980
Scholarships
CKS (Centre of Korean Studies) Bursaries

Application Deadline: 2018-05-03 17:00

Felix Non- Indian Scholarship

Application Deadline: 2018-01-29 00:00

Felix Scholarships

Application Deadline: 2018-01-29 00:00

Sochon Foundation Scholarship

Application Deadline: 2018-05-03 17:00

Tibawi Trust Award

Application Deadline: 2018-06-05 00:00

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

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