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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Preston Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This MA embeds a graduate introduction to social science philosophies and methods in the study of North Korea, one of the least well understood countries on the planet.

It is founded on the development of critical analysis of relevant materials whilst also giving you the opportunity to study how North Korea can achieve change and development in the context of fragile states.

You’ll develop knowledge and expertise not just on North Korea, but also in the international relations of East Asia, which, although a major force in the world economy, contains some of the globe’s most pressing security problems (the most important of which is, arguably, North Korea’s nuclear programme).

This course is designed so that on completion, you’ll have studied relevant subjects necessary for preparation of doctoral research.

Why study with us

  • North Korean Studies is the only programme with a sole focus on North Korea outside of the Korean peninsula.
  • You’ll gain insightful knowledge of peace-conflict management not only surrounding the Korean peninsula but also in the context of wider divided nations.
  • This course provides modules about non-traditional security issues, which will enable you to enter many career paths, including Foreign Ministry, government agencies, journalism related enterprises, international organisations, NGOs and research institutes.

Future careers

On completion of the MA North Korean Studies, you will be equipped to work in a number of employment sectors dealing with international affairs.

The MA is designed so that on completion, you will have studied relevant subjects and made the necessary preparation for doctoral research.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Central Lancashire

  • University League Table


  • Campus address

    University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    15th out of 15

  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    114 57%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    55.0 55%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.83 77%



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