[KS] Support for MA students in Leiden

Walraven, B.C.A. B.C.A.Walraven at hum.leidenuniv.nl
Fri Mar 18 11:49:14 EDT 2011

 Financial support for MA students in Korean Studies at Leiden

Thanks to a generous grant from the Academy of Korean Studies, which has
selected Leiden University as a central institution for the study of
Korea in Europe, in the academic year 2011-2012 some financial support
will be available again for a limited number of students who intend to
obtain a MA degree in Korean Studies. 

Support equal to the fee for one year will be available to two students
from the European Union, Switzerland or Surinam who possess
qualifications equivalent to a basic training in Korean Studies (BA) or
equivalent knowledge of Korea and the Korean language. 

The Leiden MA degree in Korean Studies aims to provide fresh
perspectives to the study of Korean history  and culture, breaking down
distinctions between modern and pre-modern and between high culture and
low culture, while at the same time developing the language skills
needed for such study. In accordance with the research project "History
as Social Process" the MA programme will be focused on the complex
interactions between historiography and various forms of culture,
including literature, film, tv drama and digital media. Leiden
University has been designated as a "hub-library" by the Korean Film
Council and consequently possesses ample resources for the use of film
for such purposes. The research project also devotes attention to the
role of religions in Korean history and society. One part of the project
is the publication of the online journal Korean Histories, the first
issue of which was published in December 2009. (www.koreanhistories.org)

For students with sufficient language skills (equivalent to those of
graduates of at least the sixth level of the language courses of Korean
universities) the MA programme lasts one year. Students who have not yet
achieved this level are expected to study an additional year in Korea
(in the second semester of the first year and the first semester of the
second year) within the framework of exchange agreements concluded
between Leiden University and a number of prominent Korean universities.

The deadline for applications for the MA programme by students from
abroad is 1 April 2011, but there is some flexibility in this regard. 

Students from a number of European countries may receive additional
support from their home country. For an overview of grant options please
consult http://www.leidenuniv.nl/en/prospective/index.php3-c=13.htm

Inquiries should be directed to the Deputy Director of programme, Dr.
Remco Breuker: R.E.Breuker at hum.leidenuniv.nl

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