SOAS, University of London

Course Introduction

The course aims to provide extensive, critical knowledge of pre'modern and modern Korean literary traditions. In addition, the course aims to develop advanced competency in reading and understanding literary works in Korean, and literary translation skills into English; develop advanced skills in research, analysis, and critical method in the study of Korean literature, with consideration to socio'historical context and comparative approaches; serve as a foundation for students who wish to pursue further research or work in the fields of literary translation, writing and publishing.

Course Modules

Readings in Korean literature (Master's); literary traditions and culture of Korea (Master's); trajectories of modernity in 20th century Korean literature (Master's); dissertation. Optional modules include: theory and techniques of comparative literature; Korean advanced (Master's); practical translation from and into Korean; topics in the history and structure of the Korean language.

Course Additional Entry

Minimum upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or equivalent).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate)
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate)