Graduate School

Master of Arts (M.A.) Program in Korean Studies (Interdisciplinary)

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Quick Information

HIGHLIGHTS

2

YearS Full-time

Duration

  • An Interdisciplinary Program
  • Partnership with Seoul National University

ADMISSION

CONTACT PROGRAM

Graduate School

Chulalongkorn University

+66 2218 3960
krs@chula.ac.th

Overview

The M.A. Program in Korean Studies is a joint international, interdisciplinary program between Chulalongkorn University (CU) and Seoul National University (SNU).  The program aims to: 1) produce graduates with knowledge of Korean economy, society, politics, international relations, culture, business and industries as well as proficiency in Korean language; and 2) produce new body of knowledge on Korean studies emphasizing relations between Thailand and other countries in Southeast Asia and the ASEAN.

In this day, political, economic, and cultural exchange among countries around the world, including Thailand, has become a norm through globalization.  People are exposed to other political ideologies, market systems, products, and cultures rapidly and easily.  As a result, influence by certain strong countries over others is inevitable, especially among those with geographical proximity.  In Asia, Korea, Japan and China are the most influential. Their “soft power” tremendously  impact Thai society and culture.

In Thailand, there is a strong interest in Korean culture or Korean Wave which is associated with entertainment industry, medical industry, and the business sector, result in the increase in the number of people interested in Korean culture and language. Also, there is an increasing number of Korean businesses in Thailand. However, there is still a lack of Thai people who are proficient in Korean language and aforementioned key aspects of Korea. As a result, the M.A. program in Korean Studies was created to meet these needs.

WHY this program
at Chula

1

An Interdisciplinary Program

The Master of Arts in Korean Studies is an interdisciplinary program in collaboration with Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Political Science, Faculty of Communication Arts, and the Institute of Asian Studies.

2

Partnership with Seoul National University

We have MOU with Seoul National University to exchange professors. Seoul National University grants scholarships from Korea Foundation and Asian Network University to enroll new graduates who have competencies in Korean society, culture, history, politics, international affairs, economics, and business industries to connect Thailand with Korea and other countries in ASEAN and South East Asia.

Career Opportunities

  • University lecturer
  • High school and middle school teacher
  • Interpreter
  • Employee in Korean companies and organizations
  • Etc.

Admission

Qualifications of prospective students

  1. Possess general knowledge of Korean dynamic characteristics including economy, society, politics, international relations, culture, business and industries.
  2. Possess good proficiency of Korean and English.
  3. Possess ability to approach and analyze problems and data independently.
  4. Possess professionalism and ethical conducts.

Admission Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree from any fields of study with at least 2.7 GPA standard or equivalent
  2. Applicants in plan B program must possess one year of working experience.
  3. Achieving one of the required standards for the following TEP (Test of English Proficiency); TOEFL ≥ 520, CU-TEP ≥ 65 or IELTS ≥ 5.5 

Note: Nevertheless, approval for candidates’ application may be considered according to the ad hoc committee assigned by the Graduate School.

Contact

Graduate School Chulalongkorn University

Chaloem Rajakumari 60 Building
(Chamchuri 10 Building),
14th Floor,

254 Soi Chula 12, Phayathai Road,
Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
Thailand

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