North Korean Studies

1 year
September 2024

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.

MA North Korean Studies scholarship

Are you highly motivated with excellent academic grades at undergraduate level? You maybe eligible for our MA North Korean Studies scholarship.

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Academic expertise

Dr Sojin Lim
Reader in Asia Pacific Studies
School of Psychology and Humanities

Dr Lim mainly teaches subjects related to sustainable development, political economy and globalisations, and fragile states and accountability at MA level. Based on her expertise in both Koreas, Sojin has been invited to various media interviews domestically and internationally. …

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Professor Niki J.P. Alsford
Professor of Anthropology & Human Geography
School of Psychology and Humanities

Niki Alsford is a Professor of Anthropology & Human Geography. He is also the Co-Director of RKE Institute for Area and Migration Studies (AMIS). As an anthropologist, Alsford welcomes proposals for doctoral research on society and culture within the Asia Pacific region. He is pa…

Future careers

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

Full-time£9,000 per year
Part-time£1,000 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,900 per year

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.

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  • Dependants Bursary

    Students with financially dependent children may be eligible for our Dependants Bursary as part of our financial support package. 

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  • Carers Bursary

    If you need extra support because you have unpaid caring responsibilities alongside your studies.

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  • Sports scholarships

    We offer student athletes support and opportunities for their playing careers whilst they study a high-quality degree.

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This course is based in the School of Psychology and Humanities

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