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Korean Studies (MA)

Why Leiden University

Leiden University offers ambitious students a world-class environment in which to develop their area of expertise.

World-class education

Leiden University's Faculty of Humanities consistently ranks among the top 30 humanities faculties worldwide by the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. Here, you can access resources found nowhere else in the world, such as Leiden University's famous collections of Asian artefacts; learn from researchers whose expertise spans all corners of Asia and all aspects of its many languages, traditions, and cultures; and choose from an expansive curriculum that includes specialised subjects not available elsewhere.

Benefit from the Korean department’s international network

The Leiden University Korean department has strong connections with Korean universities and institutions. These connections pave the way for you to take part in an exchange programme at a top university such as the Seoul National University, Sungkyunkwan University or Yonsei University. You will also have access to an international network of academics who specialise in Korean Studies—throughout Korea, Europe, North America and Australasia.

Close, individual tuition

At Leiden, we take a student-centred approach to learning. Teaching takes the form of small-scale lectures, seminars and tutorials, where every student has the opportunity to participate in debates. A high level of focused attention from lecturers keeps you engaged and on track to meet your goals, while a flexible programme format means that, whatever your interests or career goals, our faculty members can help you customise the programme to meet these requirements.

An excellent start to your career

Our reputation as a centre of excellence means that your qualification is respected by organisations worldwide. Our graduates enjoy successful careers thanks to their broad and global mind-sets, specialised and in-depth knowledge, and strong critical-thinking skills. The success of our alumni speaks for itself: our graduates are equipped to solve the challenges facing society now and in the future.

The Leiden Experience