International Institute of Korean Studies

UCLan's multidisciplinary hub of research, teaching and public policy, leading the way in the study of the two Koreas.

IKSU is nestled under the Institute for the Study of the Asia Pacific (ISAP) which serves as the umbrella institute for Asia Pacific Studies at the University of Central Lancashire.

The International Institute of Korean Studies UCLan (IKSU) was established in 2014 as a multidisciplinary hub of research, teaching and public policy in the study of contemporary Korea. IKSU is based in the School of Humanities, Language and Global Studies at UCLan, bringing together university wide research expertise on global Korea in the context of language, development, political economy, society and culture, anthropological discourse, and international relations surrounding both Koreas. UCLan IKSU has become an official Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) test venue since 2019, and launched the only Korea Corner, funded by Korea Foundation in the UK in April 2019.

Scholarships available 2021/2022

IKSU is offering MA scholarships in North Korean Studies and PhD scholarships in Korean Studies. Details can be found on our Upcoming Opportunities page.

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