Full-time: One year; Part-time: Two years
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 how North Korea can achieve change and development in the context of fragile states. This course is designed so that on completion, the student will have studied relevant subjects necessary for preparation of doctoral research.
Bachelor’s degree at Upper Second or above. For non-native English speakers IELTS at 7.0 or equivalent.
Please note: the information provided in the MA course handbook and website is accurate at the time of first disclosure. However, module offers in each academic year remain subject to change, for reasons including, but not limited to, staff availability and student numbers.
Minimum of three of the following modules:
Three modules out of the following modules, or with the remainder from the Optional I modules
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.
Are you creative, analytical and ambitious?
The School of Humanities, Language and Global Studies is looking for talented students who are interested in our MA courses in Asia Pacific Studies or North Korean Studies. The successful applicants will receive partial tuition fee waiver. The scholarship is open to any nationality.
There are six scholarships, each worth £3,450.
Those who do not have their BA classification yet should provide their final grade upon graduation.
Applications can be made in advance of results but any award will be conditional on the above requirements being met. Please note that this is a competitive scholarship.
To apply, please send an email including the confirmation receipt of your place in the course, your 500-word proposal for the MA dissertation and the name of at least one referee, to Dr Sojin Lim (SLim4@uclan.ac.uk).
The title of the email should be “[MA Scholarship] APS/NKS (delete as appropriate) your full name”.
Application deadline: 16 February 2020
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 Humanities, 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.
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