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MA History and Intensive Language (Korean)

MA History and Intensive Language (Korean)

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Full time | SOAS, University of London | 2 years | SEP-23

Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP-23

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Asia: History Historical / Comparative Linguistics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

History:

The MA History and Intensive Language programme would suit students with a keen interest in learning about the historical conditions of the contemporary world, and in particular those who are prepared to look at the world from the perspective of other people and cultures.

While the course is open to students from a broad range of backgrounds, the ideal applicant would have an UG degree in History (or a related discipline), some knowledge of foreign, including Asian or African languages, and preferably some relevant background in the region of specialism.

Intensive Language (Korean):

The MA (discipline) and Intensive Language (Korean) suits 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.

Employment

Graduates from the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures develop competencies in intercultural awareness, analysis and communication. Demand for specialists with advanced proficiency in the languages of China, Japan and Korea has significantly increased in recent years, and graduates with these skills are highly sought after by employers.

Modules

This is a 10,000-word research piece (worth 90% of the mark) on a topic linked to the course chosen as a major. The dissertation is normally written over the summer period, and is submitted in September. A detailed dissertation plan of 2,500 words (worth 10% of the mark) will also need to be submitted. The dissertation provides an opportunity for primary research in an area of direct interest to the student and it is normally expected that students make use of primary sources. The proximity to the School of many archive depositories and records offices, including its own archival collection as well as the British library, greatly enhances the potential for this type of dissertation work.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

12,220

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

24,350

Entry requirements

We will consider all applications with 2:2 (or international equivalent) or higher. In addition to degree classification we take into account other elements of the application such as supporting statement. References are optional, but can help build a stronger application if you fall below the 2:2 requirement or have non-traditional qualifications.

University information

At SOAS University of London, students are encouraged to challenge conventional views and to think globally. SOAS is the leading higher education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East, offering over a hundred postgraduate programmes, all taught by world-class specialists. The central London campus is home to a large postgraduate community, with 45% of students studying towards a...more

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