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Asian Studies: Korean Studies (120EC)


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The two-year master in Korean Studies offers specialised, in-depth study of the cultural and societal issues of pre-modern and modern Korea. Leiden University opened the first centre dedicated to Korean studies in Western Europe in 1947. This centre has since gone from strength-to-strength, with academics participating in high-profile research projects around the world. 

Explore Korea from a broad range of perspectives

This master's offers students an expansive curriculum from which to choose and subsequently customise their learning. Study South Korea from diverse disciplinary perspectives – at times using original source materials – from its religion and popular culture to its modern and contemporary history. Enrich your learning with access to the world-class resources of the Leiden University Library and its famous collection of Asian artifacts.

Study in South Korea

Two semesters of your degree will be spent studying at one of our partner universities in South Korea, such as the Seoul National University, Sungkyunkwan University, or Yonsei University. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to immerse yourself in South Korean culture, language, and society, while developing a host of new skills that will prepare you for real-world success after your master's degree.




Master of Arts


2 years

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530

€ 20,900


Application requirements

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Language requirements

Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English
IELTS overall band
TOEFL internet based
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English

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Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
€ 20,900
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Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 15 May '24 1 Apr '24


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