SOAS, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme offers those with an interest in Korean language learning and teaching extensive practical and rigorous theoretical training. The programme provides you with the skills and knowledge to succeed, whether you are interested in pursuing a career in linguistic research or Korean teaching. You will study general areas of linguistic inquiry and study how they relate to the study of second language acquisition and language teaching. You will also learn about teaching Korean in higher education. Throughout the degree, you will evaluate published materials (e.g. textbooks) and research papers related to Korean language teaching, conduct pedagogical research, and design teaching materials and lesson plans.

Course Modules

Core modules: Applied linguistics and language pedagogy; Korean language learning and teaching; dissertation in applied linguistics and language pedagogy. Compulsory module for students with no background of general linguistics: Introduction to the study of language. Compulsory module required for those students who do not need to take the ISL course: Topics in the history and structure of the Korean language.

Course Additional Entry

Upper 2nd Class or equivalent in a BA in a relevant discipline (linguistics or applied linguistics), a related subject (Korean language and literature, Korean language education), BA in another discipline including some relevant units, or relevant professional qualifications (for example, a diploma'level teaching qualifications or exceptional and documented experience in language teaching). Native or native'like proficiency in Korean.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £17,215  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £7,985  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £8,608  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £3,993  Academic year. First year home fees