Department of Korean Studies

Korean Studies open doors to the language and the history, society and culture of a dynamic nation standing at the centre of Northeast Asia. Whether you have been swept along by the ‘Korean wave’ or are intrigued by Korea’s strategic position or long history of cultural accomplishments, learning Korean is a rewarding experience that will equip you with communication skills and give you an in-depth knowledge of the history, culture and society of this fascinating nation.

Catering for all levels of student from beginner to native speaker, we train you to function competently in the globalising world, preparing you for successful engagement in Korea-related fields including employment in the public service, business, academic and the cultural spheres.

Latest News

  • New in 2018: BA/BAS Multilingual Translation

    The School of Languages and Cultures (SLC) has developed an exciting new offering for students wanting to prepare themselves for a truly global career.


  • Korean Studies Academic Wins the SLC Publication Prize for Early Career Research

    Every year the School of Languages and Cultures (SLC) awards a prize for early career research.

    The ‘SLC Publication Prize for Early Career Research’ started in 2015 and it is the school’s way of recognising excellent research work. The ‘SLC Research Advisory Committee’ reviews and recommends a short list of research work published during the year, from which the winner of the prize will be decided.

    This year the SLC Publication Prize for Early Career Research goes to Dr Su-Kyoung Hwang for her book “Korea’s Grievous War”.

    Here is an interview with Dr Su-Kyuong about writing and her book.