Koreanology (Master)

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The master’s programme in Koreanology equips students with the necessary competences to analyse complex questions about the development of Korea, in particular in the 20th and 21st centuries, on the basis of Korean-language material. Graduates of the masters’ programme are familiar with the basic schools of thought in the discipline and know the main theories and methods in their area of specialisation within Koreanology, which they selected for their master’s thesis.

Master of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 066 871

4 semesters / 120 ECTS credits

Language: German

NO entrance examination



Instruction Language German

Please note that the instruction language of this programme is German. To start the degree programme, you need to hold a certificate of German proficiency on C1 level.

Study Programme

The master’s programme comprises modules on the following subject areas: Premodern Korean; academic research and writing; history, source studies, regional studies and culture of Korea; politics, economy and society of Korea; and methods and theories in Koreanology. Furthermore, students have to complete a research seminar for master’s students, write a master’s thesis and pass a master’s examination.

Five Concepts

which you will deal with during your studies (examples):

  • Premodern Korean linguistic variation
  • Korean economy
  • Methods in Korean studies
  • Korean society
  • Korean history and politics



 Overview of the programme structure & topics

Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

After Graduation

Graduates of the master’s programme are able to communicate in a sophisticated manner with members of the Korean culture in economic, political, cultu­ral and academic sectors. They are able to fulfil tasks that require specialist knowledge of the development of Korea, in particular in the 20th and 21st centuries, and an appropriate approach to worldwide globalisation processes. The res­earch-oriented master’s programme provides a solid pre-professional education and qualifi­es students for further aca­demic studies.

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduate Survey

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Career Tracking of Graduates

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