10 MA scholarships in North Korean Studies - Institute for the Study of the Asia Pacific
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10 MA scholarships in North Korean Studies

10 MA Scholarships in North Korean Studies

The International Institute of Korean Studies (IKSU) at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is offering 10 MA scholarships in North Korean Studies. We seek highly motivated students who have excellent academic grades at undergraduate level and who are committed to high quality critical study of North Korea.

Applications are open to students of any nationality, but the scholarship is for the full value of UK tuition fees (£6900). Non-UK fee paying students will receive a partial fee waiver to the value of UK tuition fees. Successful candidates will be expected to work with our academics as research assistants.

IKSU was established in 2014 as a multidisciplinary hub of research, teaching and public policy in the study of contemporary Korea. IKSU is based in the School of Humanities, Language and Global Studies at UCLan, bringing together university wide research expertise on global Korea in the context of development, political economy, anthropological discourse, society and culture, language, and international relations surrounding both Koreas..

This scholarship opportunity is funded by the Academy of Korean Studies, Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea (South Korea).

Closing date for receipt of applications: 19th July 2020

Applications should be made to Dr Sojin Lim (slim4@uclan.ac.uk) and they should include:

  • A full Curriculum Vitae
  • A short supporting statement (maximum 300 words)
  • The grades achieved in your undergraduate degree
  • A short dissertation proposal (maximum 250 words), including your research question and how the research relates to existing academic literature

Although Korean language ability would be an advantage, we welcome applications from all. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to provide confirmation of their degree results by 31st July 2020, via UCLan’s online application process for verifying degrees and grades. Successful candidates must have at least an upper second class degree (or equivalent).

Shortlisted candidates will be informed no later than 27th July 2020.

Please contact Dr Sojin Lim, Co-Director of IKSU (slim4@uclan.ac.uk) for further information.

For more information see here.
Keywords: anthropology, development studies, sociology, international relations, politics, economy, society, history, inter-Korea relations, divided nations, fragile states, accountable institution, sustainable development, Korea peninsula