Undergraduate

Korean Studies

The Korean Studies major combines learning the language with the study of Korean-related subjects in various disciplines.

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Address

Student Central

The University of Western Australia(M355) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

Country callers

1800 653 050

Email

[email protected]

Hours

8.30am – 5pm AWST, Monday – Friday

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career opportunities.

Career Pathways

Korean Studies graduates are increasingly sought after in many professional and management careers in both business and the public sector, in positions where language and cultural expertise is required. Graduates are also employed by state and federal government departments (including Defence, Immigration and Citizenship, Foreign Affairs and Trade), commercial enterprises investing in Korea (especially in the resources sector), tourism, public sector and cultural organisations, NGOs and the media industry. Graduates can also pursue a career in academia or teaching.
Korean Studies graduates are increasingly sought after in many professional and management careers in both business and the public sector, in positions where language and cultural expertise is required. Graduates are also employed by state and federal government departments (including Defence, Immigration and Citizenship, Foreign Affairs and Trade), commercial enterprises investing in Korea (especially in the resources sector), tourism, public sector and cultural organisations, NGOs and the media industry. Graduates can also pursue a career in academia or teaching.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this major. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or your desired course.

Domestic Fees

Undergraduate – Commonwealth supported students

Course Credit Points
144
Annual Credit Points
48
Average Annual Fee - 2017
$6,349.00
Typical Fee Range - 2017
$6,349.00 - $9,180.00
Average Annual Fee - 2016
$6,563.00
Typical Fee Range - 2016
$6,152.00 - $6,974.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for UWA bachelor’s degrees with a required Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of 80.00.

Admission requirements

To be eligible for school-leaver entry to UWA you are required to achieve the Western Australian Certificate of Education and obtain the minimum ATAR to gain a place in your chosen degree.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this major? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

Learn to speak and write Korean while exploring Korean societies, politics and culture, and developing an understanding of the two Koreas' place in the world. As South Korea (Republic of Korea) is an increasingly important trading partner of Western Australia, graduates with good Korean linguistic and socio-cultural skills are highly sought after in the Australian job market.

About The Course

Korean Studies is an interdisciplinary area of research and critical analysis of the culture, society, philosophical thought and language of the Korean peninsula and its diaspora.
Korean Studies

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2017
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12-15 contact hours, plus at least twice as much of your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-KOREB
TISC Codes
  • UWBPH
  • UWART
Korean Studies
Status
  • Available 2017
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12-15 contact hours, plus at least twice as much of your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-KOREB
TISC Codes
  • UWBPH
  • UWART
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Arts
Faculty
  • Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education - Arts
Korean Studies

About the student experience on this course

Matthew Meinema

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