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Korean Language and Literature, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #37 (QS) Seoul, South Korea
The Department of Korean Language and Literature aims at the creative inheritance and development of Korean culture though the study of Korean language and literature. To achieve this aim, the department studies the structure and history of the Korean language, attempts to understand and evaluate the past and its literary products. 
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As Korean life is intertwined with its language, and the spirit of that life is contained within Korean literary works, the study of Korean language and literature lies at the core of Korean humanities. The Department of Korean Language and Literature offers advanced training in Korean language and literature. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The curriculum is divided into Korean linguistics, classical Korean literature, and modern Korean literature. Undergraduates are required to take courses in all three areas so as to get sound training in the basic features of Korean language and literature. Such knowledge serves well not only those destined to go on to graduate studies in the field, but also aids those working in various careers after graduation.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Seoul

  • 1853935 - 1761660 KRW/month
    Living Costs

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