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Department of Korean Studies

Immersed in the language and culture of Korea
Established in 1991, we are one of the first and longest standing Korean departments in the country.

Utilising the specialist knowledge of our academic staff, we have maintained distinctive strengths in teaching and research in history, culture and society, media and communication, language and linguistics and Korean values and thought.

We provide students with a broad foundation in Korea-related fields, encompassing not only language skills but also a range of units such as Korean history, linguistics, culture and society, translation and interpretation, and media and communications. 

Our study offering

Korea is a dynamic nation at the epicentre of Northeast Asia. Korean Studies provides a broad foundation in Korean language as well as history, linguistics, culture and society and media and communication. Equip yourself with crucial language skills and an in-depth knowledge of this intriguing nation.


*Available to all students studying the Bachelor of ArtsBachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Visual Arts, as well as all combined Bachelor of Advanced Studies  degrees.  


*The Jae My Postgraduate Scholarship in Korean Studies offers an annual stipend allowance of $20,000 per annum for three years; applicants must receive an unconditional offer of admission to full-time studies with the Department of Korean Studies. 

Our research

Our strengths in research cover the following areas:

  • Korean culture and society
  • Korean media and communication
  • Korean language and linguistics
  • Korean history and politics
  • human rights and international relations
  • gender studies. 


Our advanced exchange programs provide life-changing experiences in Korea where students exercise their language skills and develop an understanding of cultural intricacies first hand. 

  • Korea University, Seoul
  • Seoul National University
  • Yonsei University, Seoul. 

Our people


Visit the School events calendar to see our full listing of upcoming events.

When: 13 March, 5pm
Where: Foyer, Social Sciences Building A02

The School of Languages and Cultures invites all our new students to a special welcome evening.

Hear from staff and students about degree and career pathways, student experience, exchange and overseas study, Open Learning Environment (OLE) offerings, as well as scholarships and prizes.

Student registration is compulsory — RSVP by Friday, 8 March.

Register now

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School of Languages and Cultures

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