SOAS, University of London

Course Introduction

The combined honours degree in Korean is designed to provide a comprehensive overview and understanding of Korea and Korean culture by combining instruction in language, literature, and history. At the completion of their studies, students should have a high level of competency in both spoken and written forms of Korean. In addition to thorough training in the language, the degree aims to impart to its students knowledge of Korean traditions and modern Korean society.

Course Modules

Korean Modules include: Elementary Korean; modern Korean culture and society; pre'modern Korean history; mixed script Korean; readings in modern Korean society; modern Korean literature; Korean composition; Korean conversation; Korean art history; history and structure of the Korean language; advanced readings in Korean; Korean art history. Chinese (modern and classical) Year 1: Elementary modern Chinese language 1; history and culture of China; introduction to classical Chinese; elementary modern Chinese language 2. Year 2: Year abroad. Year 3: Intermediate modern Chinese language 1; intermediate modern Chinese language; traditional Chinese language and literature 1; optional modules: Modern Chinese film and theatre; elementary Cantonese; elementary spoken Hokkien (Minnanyu, Taiwanese). Year 4: Dissertation in Chinese studies; optional modules: Advanced modern Chinese language; modern Chinese literature; traditional Chinese language and literature 2; styles of modern Chinese literary language; elementary spoken Hokkien (Minnanyu, Taiwanese).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 years
Full Time With Time Abroad
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level ABB-AAB
  • Course specific

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