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Korean Studies

... looks into questions such as ...

  • How can I get to know Korea by studying documents in the original language?
  • Which role has Korea played in the history of East Asia?
  • Where does traditional and modern Korean culture figure within the East-Asian and global context?
  • What view of Korea does the Western world hold and how has it changed within the last 150 years?
  • Which political role do the two Korean countries play in East Asia and on a global level?
  • The great thing about the Faculty of East Asian Studies is that your uniqueness is accepted and valued, no matter how crazy you might be.

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  • I like that we were introduced to the full range of topics covered by Korean studies (literature, history, religions, language) in the first semesters.

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Degree programmes


Korean Studies, Master 2 subject


Degree: Master of Arts
Start: Winter- and summer semester
Duration: 4 semesters
Classroom language: German

Detailed information for international applicants

What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

it offers excellent opportunities to focus on individually selected areas of interest and to study Korea within a broader East-Asian context.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • History
  • Literary and Intellectual History
  • Religious Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Cultural Science
  • Translation

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,

... have:
better-than-average B.A. degree in a relevant subject, language skills

... enjoy:
a change of perspective and reflecting new issues

struggles though: Korean literature and original sources, including ones written in Chinese (hanmun)

This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
  • Korean Studies, B.A., Major or Minor
  • an equivalent degree
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • in cultural institutions such as museums and libraries
  • at universities and other educational institutions
  • in the civil service and in international organisations
  • in Korea-oriented enterprises and in corporate consultancy
  • in the media (press trade, entertainment, publishing companies)

And else?

An internship ...

is optional.

Studying abroad ...

can be done voluntarily.

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Dr. Martin Gehlmann
Building, Room: Universitätsstr. 134, Raum 2.08
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-22919
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Ostasienwissenschaften
Building, Room: Universitätsstraße 134, Raum 2.30
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-25033
Website Fachschaft


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