Koreanology (Master)

View of the buildings and street near the Cheonggyecheon river in Seoul.

© Rainer Dormels

The master’s programme in Koreanology equips students with the necessary competences to analyse complex questions about the development of Korea, in particular in the 20th and 21st centuries, on the basis of Korean-language material. Graduates of the masters’ programme are familiar with the basic schools of thought in the discipline and know the main theories and methods in their area of specialisation within Koreanology, which they selected for their master’s thesis.

Master of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 066 871

4 semesters / 120 ECTS credits

Language: German

NO entrance examination


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Data updated on: 05.01.2022

*Click here for further information on statistical data in the field of teaching and learning. (in German)


Instruction Language German

Please note that the instruction language of this programme is German. To start the degree programme, you need to hold a certificate of German proficiency on C1 level.

Study Programme

The master’s programme comprises modules on the following subject areas: Premodern Korean; academic research and writing; history, source studies, regional studies and culture of Korea; politics, economy and society of Korea; and methods and theories in Koreanology. Furthermore, students have to complete a research seminar for master’s students, write a master’s thesis and pass a master’s examination.

Five Concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Premodern Korean linguistic variation
  • Korean economy
  • Methods in Korean studies
  • Korean society
  • Korean history and politics

... and many more.

 Overview of the programme structure & topics

Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

After Graduation

Graduates of the master’s programme are able to communicate in a sophisticated manner with members of the Korean culture in economic, political, cultu­ral and academic sectors. They are able to fulfil tasks that require specialist knowledge of the development of Korea, in particular in the 20th and 21st centuries, and an appropriate approach to worldwide globalisation processes. The res­earch-oriented master’s programme provides a solid pre-professional education and qualifi­es students for further aca­demic studies.

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduate Survey

The University asks graduates to provide their opinion about the degree programme immediately after graduating. The survey results show how graduates evaluate the degree programme they completed from a subject-specific and organisational perspective.


The graduate survey is an important feedback tool for continuously improving the quality of studies.

Graduates ...

  • say that this degree programme receives the grade: 2.2 (good)
  • rate the level of difficulty as: 3.3 (satisfactory)

→ These results are based on feedback from 6 graduates.

*Detailed information about the implementation, analysis and use of the survey as well as further data can be found in the master's programme in Koreanology graduation survey (in German).

Career Tracking of Graduates

The tracking of graduates provides information about the career paths of the University of Vienna graduates and aims at providing guidance for career entry after graduation (e.g. questions about the duration of job search until first employment after graduation, salary development and sectors that graduates are active in).

3 years after graduation ...

  • 73% of graduates residing in Austria are gainfully employed.
  • graduates earn approx. € 2,592 gross/month.
  • 8% of graduates work in the education sector.

*You can find precise information on implementation, evaluation and use as well as further data for this degree programme in the graduate tracking "Arts and Humanities".