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North Korean Studies MA

North Korean Studies MA

School of Language and Global Studies

Level

Post- graduate

Mode

Taught

Campus

Preston

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  • Duration:

    Full-time: One year

  • Level:

    Postgraduate

  • Mode:

    Taught

  • Delivery:

    Campus, Full-time

  • Campus:

    Preston

  • Start Date:

    September

  • Award Type:

    MA

Why study this programme?

This MA embeds a graduate introduction to social science philosophies and methods in the study of North Korea, one of the least well understood countries on the planet. It is founded on the development of critical analysis of relevant materials whilst also giving students the opportunity to study the Korean language. This course is designed so that on completion, the student will have studied relevant subjects necessary for preparation of doctoral research.

Entry Requirements

Undergraduate degree in Social Science or Humanities 2:1 or 2:2 with relevant experience

 

Programme at a Glance

Compulsory Modules

  • North Korea: History, Politics and International Relations
  • North Korea: Economics and Society
  • Explaining Inter-Korean Relations
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation in North Korean Studies

 

Optional Modules

  • China-Japan-Korea Trilateral Relations
  • Globalisation and Economic Development in the Asia Pacific
  • Historical Transformation in the Asia Pacific
  • Political Changes and Social Movements in the Asia Pacific
  • East Asian Philosophy and Thought
  • Challenges in Global Development
  • Korean Language

Postgraduate Advice Event

Find out more about Postgraduate courses at our Postgraduate Advice Event on 7 March 2018

Further Information

OPPORTUNITIES

The course will provide students with a comparative advantage in journalism, diplomacy, international organisations, NGOs, and global business, while allowing them to develop knowledge and expertise in many facets of East Asia.  Students will develop knowledge and expertise not just on North Korea, but also in the international relations of East Asia, which, although is a major force in the world economy, contains some of the globe’s most pressing security problems; the most important of which is, arguably, North Korea’s nuclear programme.


LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

The MA North Korean Studies is taught within the Asia Pacific Studies team, which includes scholars from a range of disciplinary backgrounds including History, Development Studies, International Relations and Gender Studies who have all published widely on the Asia Pacific area, particularly with regard to Korea, Japan, China and Taiwan.

As a student at the School of Language and Global Studies, you will have access to a number of facilities that create an active and stimulating learning environment. Language learning facilities include two dedicated Brähler interpreting suites which provide state-of-the-art learning opportunities.

How to Apply

You can apply for many of the postgraduate UCLan courses using our Online Application System.

For other postgraduate courses you can apply directly to UCLan by downloading a Postgraduate Application Form (.pdf 190KB) please also see our Postgraduate Application Guidance Notes (.pdf 158KB).

Handbook

For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.

Applications

Apply now or see further information about postgraduate study and research. International students should visit our international pages.

Contact Us

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk

Fees 2018/19

Full-time: £6,500 per year (UK/EU)
Part-time: N/A

Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.

Further information:

For 2017/18 fees please refer to our fees page.

UK Government Postgraduate Loans Scheme

Details of the UK Government postgraduate loan scheme for students commencing a Masters Postgraduate programme for the 2017/18 academic year.

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