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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. 

Study area

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Modern languages and cultures

Secure your global future

When you study language or linguistics with us, you will gain qualities that set you apart – unique communication skills and deep cultural awareness.

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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 What's On calendar to see our upcoming events and seminars.

Department Chair

School of Languages and Cultures

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