안녕하세요! (Annyeonghaseyo!)

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.

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.

Where do I start?

Before you begin studying a language, there are a couple of steps you will need to take:

1. Pick how you’ll study your chosen language

There is a range of options available to students interested in studying Korean

2. Apply/Enrol

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

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