International Institute of Korean Studies

Korean Studies courses

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IKSU’s teaching and research is underpinned by formal relationships with academic partners and embedded in global academic and policy networks through the activities and research of IKSU academic staff.

At UCLan students can study Korean and Korean studies at Foundation, Undergraduate, Masters and PhD level. In addition all UCLan students, whatever their major can choose to study Korean language as part of their degree course, or as a separate certificate in Applied Languages that is accredited by the University. Furthermore, all students are entitled to apply for travel bursaries and to use the various language learning media and resources available via the university’s Worldwise Learning Centre.

Korean students study for part of their degrees for up to a year in Preston as part of the various exchange agreements that UCLan has established with Korea’s leading universities. Many more Korean students come to Preston for short courses in the winter and summer vacations to study English language and culture at UCLan’s English Language Academy.

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Undergraduate Study

For full information on the undergraduate courses in Korean Studies at UCLan, please use our Course Search.


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IKSU is currently revising its postgraduate degree in North Korean Studies. These will provide high-quality teaching provision informed by internationally recognised research excellence.

Full information on the postgraduate courses of MA in North Korean Studies and PhD in Korean Studies at UCLan will be updated by the end of this year. Please contact Dr Sojin Lim ( for further inquiries.