There are various pathways into higher level study in Korean Studies at Monash. Korean Studies BA students can go into a two year taught Linguistics Masters, take a Masters in Translation Studies, Masters of International Relations, Masters of International Sustainable Tourism Management, or Master of Tourism.

In addition, there is also a four year Monash University Vertical Double Degree, in which Korean Studies students can do Bachelors level courses for the first two years of their studies and then elect to take Masters level courses in the third and fourth years. Students with a 75% or higher grade point average (Distinction or High Distinction) are permitted to take a Vertical degree, but graduates receive both a Bachelor of Arts plus a Masters degree and are well positioned to proceed to Ph.D.

Students may also take an Honour’s degree at BA level, which requires the completion of a one year supervised 18,000 word dissertation and involves a considerable amount of independent study. Students graduating with a good Honour’s degree frequently go onto Ph.D study.

For more details about Honour’s degrees, see:

Recently students have graduated with Honours degrees in the following Korean related areas:

“Trauma and Public Memory: Seodaemun Prison”

“Colonial Architecture in South Korea”

“Effectiveness of Western business leadership in a South Korean context”

Korean related Master’s level dissertations also included: “Korean Translations of George Orwell’s Down and Out in Paris and London”

Currently at honour’s level we have students writing dissertations on Rebellions in late Joseon and also the effectiveness of Western style business leadership in a South Korean context.

Currently, students pursuing Ph.D research in Korean related areas include Adam Zulawnik who is researching issues in the translation of controversial texts focussing on the manga comics: Hate the Korean Wave and Hate the Japanese Wave.

We welcome applications for PhD research in the following areas:

Korean modern literature
North and South Korean film
Korean linguistics and pedagogy
Modern and premodern Korean history

For more information about postgraduate level studies please see: