Korean Studies


South Korea has a high-tech globalised economy and is celebrated for its iconic pop culture. At UNSW we offer one of the most active Korean Studies programs in the region. Opportunities for graduates with Korean language competency and cultural knowledge are continuing to grow as the South Korean economy advances and increasingly close ties with Australia are formed.

What you will study

Our language programs cater for students of all levels, whether you have never studied languages before or have studied at an advanced level. Entry is flexible, which means that whatever your level of experience, you can study a language course suited to your skills.

You will be immersed in both the language and culture of your chosen tongue from day one. Beginner’s courses focus on language skills and grammar using a communicative approach that emphasises interaction. Courses at Intermediate, Advanced and Professional levels maintain and develop language skills while providing in-depth contextual knowledge through the study of pop culture, history, teaching, interpreting, translation, linguistics and literature.

If you have prior language knowledge you will need to take an online placement evaluation so that we can assess your skills and select an appropriate level of course for you. Information about the evaluation and additional course details can be found on the web at: hal.arts.unsw.edu.au

Korean Studies can be studied as 

Specialisation Stream Type Stream
Advanced Korean Studies Major KOREB13424
Korean Studies Major KOREA13424

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