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Offline amyb72

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Doing a masters degree in Korea
« on: October 05, 2017, 12:54:07 PM »
Has anyone done their masters in Korea in a field which isn't English education? I just want some general info.
Are there any universities which offer English taught curriculum for masters programs?

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Re: Doing a masters degree in Korea
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2017, 04:23:28 PM »
I'm considering doing a master's in Korea in the next year or two, but I'm not sure for which discipline.  A friend of mine, also from the States, is getting a master's in marketing from Pusan National University.  I don't know much about it, but I believe that many of the larger universities have programs in English

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Re: Doing a masters degree in Korea
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2017, 06:43:20 PM »
Hi Im doing my masters at HUFS in Seoul in International Studies. I can answer any questions you may have :)

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Re: Doing a masters degree in Korea
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2017, 11:30:36 AM »
Following--
I am looking into Graduate School in about a year or 2 as well. Maybe do TESOL, but want to do something that can have more depth later if I want to leave the field of education.

Social Welfare, Child & Family Studies, Counseling, Child Development, and International Studies are a few I have seen that caught my eye at each of the schools.

My question is as well--- are they all taught in English? Understandable a lot would not be and I am trying to learn Korean but not enough so that I could pass graduate school with a Korean led set of classes.

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Re: Doing a masters degree in Korea
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2017, 06:50:29 PM »
International Studies, for almost 99% of them I've looked into are all English instructed. The proffs at least in my case are also mostly all foreigners and the level of instruction is very good.

Seoul National, Korea, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies all have respectable IS Graduate schools but the admissions are not a walk in the park ( I was turned away from SNU.)


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Re: Doing a masters degree in Korea
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2017, 08:10:41 AM »
If you're looking for a scholarship, you should google the korean government scholarship. It's a 3 year program, where the 1st year is learning korean and the next 2 are actual study.

I'm looking to do my masters in engineering. If anyone has some experience applying, please send me a PM!

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Re: Doing a masters degree in Korea
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2017, 10:12:39 AM »
Following--
I am looking into Graduate School in about a year or 2 as well. Maybe do TESOL, but want to do something that can have more depth later if I want to leave the field of education.

Social Welfare, Child & Family Studies, Counseling, Child Development, and International Studies are a few I have seen that caught my eye at each of the schools.

My question is as well--- are they all taught in English? Understandable a lot would not be and I am trying to learn Korean but not enough so that I could pass graduate school with a Korean led set of classes.

Which schools had Counseling? I've been searching for that, and haven't found anything.

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Re: Doing a masters degree in Korea
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2017, 10:32:24 AM »
George Mason Korea will be offering Masters programs in 2018, including one in Education.

American University Masters Degree in Korea, all in English.

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Re: Doing a masters degree in Korea
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2017, 01:46:59 PM »
Currently doing my masters here in Seoul, but my program is taught in Korean. (Don't wish to provide details publicly but my program has no relation to anything English or international...) However, my school, like most others I would assume, allows me to do my thesis in English, and all my professors so far let me do papers and even some presentations in English. You do still need to have a high level of Korean for this though.

Anyway, my advice is emailing and/or meeting with the head of the department before applying. They can tell you in detail about what kind of English classes etc are available and you can get a feel for how accommodating the department would be to your foreign-ness  ;D Good luck!

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Re: Doing a masters degree in Korea
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2017, 12:51:45 PM »
Just as a side note, sometimes things are offered in English but if there's one Native speaker in the class, they'll possibly still conduct class in Korean and let you do the work in English. It happened to a few friends who went to universities in Seoul for exchange programs. Their books and assignments were in English but since they were so vastly outnumbered, class was in Korean.

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Re: Doing a masters degree in Korea
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2017, 02:04:01 PM »
Hi Im doing my masters at HUFS in Seoul in International Studies. I can answer any questions you may have :)

i see we have an artosis  fan here... :wink:

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Re: Doing a masters degree in Korea
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2017, 09:19:00 AM »
How do you go about applying to uni courses in Korea? The university websites don't offer any details on any of the course content. I emailed one university I was interested in (in English) but they never got back to me. Do I need to order a prospectus or something?

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Re: Doing a masters degree in Korea
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2017, 01:49:35 PM »
Following--
I am looking into Graduate School in about a year or 2 as well. Maybe do TESOL, but want to do something that can have more depth later if I want to leave the field of education.

Social Welfare, Child & Family Studies, Counseling, Child Development, and International Studies are a few I have seen that caught my eye at each of the schools.

My question is as well--- are they all taught in English? Understandable a lot would not be and I am trying to learn Korean but not enough so that I could pass graduate school with a Korean led set of classes.

Which schools had Counseling? I've been searching for that, and haven't found anything.


Korea University and Sahmyook both listed it as a major but not sure if it is offered in English or not

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Re: Doing a masters degree in Korea
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2017, 05:02:19 PM »
If you plan on studying at university level in Korea, would you need to have a part-time job to cover the expenses or would you have saved up beforehand?

This interests me as I would like to do my masters (well honours first) in International Relations.

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Re: Doing a masters degree in Korea
« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2017, 07:40:27 AM »
If you plan on studying at university level in Korea, would you need to have a part-time job to cover the expenses or would you have saved up beforehand?

This interests me as I would like to do my masters (well honours first) in International Relations.

A Korean student visa entitles you to work part-time. This will definitely be doable for an undergraduate degree, but for a Masters the workload might be a little too intense.

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Re: Doing a masters degree in Korea
« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2017, 10:59:53 AM »
I am curious why one would want a degree from Korea rather than do an online degree (from a legit brick and mortar school) from their home country? Is it because of the visa? (As in to be able to just study and not have to work)
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Re: Doing a masters degree in Korea
« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2017, 11:05:20 AM »
Possibly the price (scholarship), and possibly the visa
I am curious why one would want a degree from Korea rather than do an online degree (from a legit brick and mortar school) from their home country? Is it because of the visa? (As in to be able to just study and not have to work)

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Re: Doing a masters degree in Korea
« Reply #17 on: November 02, 2017, 11:15:55 AM »
Fair enough. My online masters was $3500 a semester, having 5 semesters a year because it was online. So not too expensive.

Possibly the price (scholarship), and possibly the visa
I am curious why one would want a degree from Korea rather than do an online degree (from a legit brick and mortar school) from their home country? Is it because of the visa? (As in to be able to just study and not have to work)
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Re: Doing a masters degree in Korea
« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2017, 11:01:05 PM »
Fair enough. My online masters was $3500 a semester, having 5 semesters a year because it was online. So not too expensive.

That's $17,500 a year....where do people get their money from to pay for these courses? You also have to live ontop of this so another 10k. where do students who don't work get 27,500 dollars from? A masters is necessary for what.....?

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Re: Doing a masters degree in Korea
« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2017, 07:37:31 AM »
Fair enough. My online masters was $3500 a semester, having 5 semesters a year because it was online. So not too expensive.

That's $17,500 a year....where do people get their money from to pay for these courses? You also have to live ontop of this so another 10k. where do students who don't work get 27,500 dollars from? A masters is necessary for what.....?

Agreed. Unless your masters is in a specialised course and is necessary I just don't see the point. If it's in your field, sure go for it. A few months ago I was keen to study a masters mostly for the love of knowledge and to be challenged, with job prospects taking a secondary weighting. However, the more I looked into it, the substantial amount of debt isn't worth it. Universities are no longer there to challenge and to be intellectually stimulating, they're businesses to extract as much money as possible. The costs of a masters are so criminally inflated it annoys me just to type this. Just not worth it. To put things into perspective, my brother turned 20 in July and its on a higher paying salary than I am. I think finding any sort of experience and excelling in that field is more important than an academic qualification