Our MA in North Korean Studies will equip you with a detailed knowledge of the society, politics and economy of one of the least understood countries on the planet.
Why study with us
- Our MA North Korean Studies course is the only degree programme with a sole focus on North Korea available outside of the Korean peninsula.
- Develop advanced academic and employability skills, including participating in student-led roundtable discussions and publishing policy briefs.
- Modules will introduce you to non-traditional security issues and equip you with skills in research and analysis which will be invaluable in a wide range of careers.
What you'll do
- You will gain a comparative advantage in your future career through the unique knowledge gained of North Korea and surrounding issues in international dynamics.
- You will enhance your expertise, deepen your knowledge of policy and practice in North Korea, and gain a better understanding of the Korean Peninsula.
- There will be opportunities for you to engage in international conferences, roundtable discussions, and policy talks.
- KO4010: Explaining inter-Korean Relations
- KO4014: Divided Nations: Disputes, Violence and Conflict
- KO4015: History, Politics and International Relations of North Korea
- KO4016: Economy and Society in North Korea
- KO4018: Sustainability and Environment: Korea and Beyond
- KO4900: North Korean Studies Dissertation
- AI4109: The Anthropology of The Asia Pacific
- IR4106: Peace and Conflict Studies
KO4010: Explaining inter-Korean Relations
In this module, you will develop your knowledge of the approaches, evaluations, and contextualisations for researching the two Koreas, widen your understanding of major issues, developments, and discourses about the two Koreas, and integrate, interrogate and assess the knowledge you have gained throughout the course.
This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.
Please note the delivery information for this course is accurate for the academic year 2023/24. The information displayed in this section may not yet accurately reflect how the course will be delivered in 2024/25 but this information will be updated by December 2023.
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.
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On completion of the MA North Korean Studies, you will be equipped to work in a number of employment sectors dealing with international affairs.
Fees and funding
Scholarships and bursaries
We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.
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MA North Korean Studies scholarship
The International Institute of Korean Studies (IKSU) at the University of Central Lancashire is offering MA scholarships in North Korean Studies. We seek highly motivated students who have excellent academic grades at undergraduate level and are committed to high quality critical study of North Korea.Find out more about MA North Korean Studies scholarship
Students with financially dependent children may be eligible for our Dependants Bursary as part of our financial support package.Find out more about Dependants Bursary
If you need extra support because you have unpaid caring responsibilities alongside your studies.Find out more about Carers Bursary
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This course is based in the School of Psychology and Humanities
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