Studying the Korean language as well as its history, politics, security, economy, culture and society provides students with a deeper understanding of the issues pertaining to the Korean peninsula and its neighboring countries.
Learn about Korean culture and society
Language is an essential part of Korean culture and society. With a good grip of the Korean language, you’ll be able to engage critically with many aspects of cultural and social phenomena in Korea. If you want to experience more of Korean culture and society, join our overseas subjects where students are selected to conduct fieldwork in Korea for two weeks, supervised by the program leader, and visiting field sites including the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) and historic landmarks..
Where can Korean studies take you?
A specialisation in Korean Studies can lead to careers in government, business, media and civil society, and relations with the Korean peninsula. In the Australian context, South Korea (with its 50-million strong population) is the fourth largest trading partner and third largest global export market. With growing people-to-people exchanges between Korea and Australia, there are various aspects of international collaboration in areas such as technology, science and engineering, urban design, arts, culture and the environment.
You’ll need to create an account and apply for your chosen course before taking the language questionnaire and placement test.
Visit your chosen course page and begin the application process.
3. Proficiency placement
If you have previously studied Korean and your ability and background is greater than a beginner level, please get in contact with the course coordinator for Korean and they will provide you with more information on what level may be appropriate for your level of proficiency. You may be required to sit a short placement test or fill out a questionnaire to assess what level will be most appropriate for you.
Korean language course coordinator: Dr Sunyoung Oh
Enhance your study of Korean
Overseas intensive subjects offer you the opportunity to complete an entire Korean Studies subject overseas in a condensed amount of time. Subjects typically run from one to four weeks