SOAS, University of London

SOAS, University of London

Korean Literature

The course aims to provide extensive, critical knowledge of pre-modern and modern Korean literary traditions. In addition, the course aims to develop advanced competency in reading and understanding literary works in Korean, and literary translation skills into English; develop advanced skills in research, analysis, and critical method in the study of Korean literature, with consideration to socio-historical context and comparative approaches; serve as a foundation for students who wish to pursue further research or work in the fields of literary translation, writing and publishing.

Entry requirements

Minimum upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or equivalent).

Course modules

Readings in Korean literature (Master's); literary traditions and culture of Korea (Master's); trajectories of modernity in 20th century Korean literature (Master's); dissertation. Optional modules include: theory and techniques of comparative literature; Korean advanced (Master's); practical translation from and into Korean; topics in the history and structure of the Korean language.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
School of Oriental and African Studies Camden WC1H 0XG South East

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