Korean language skills will give you a competitive edge in the job market as well as access to the culture of this fascinating country.
Where can I study Korean?
Why study Korean?
Korea is a fascinating country with a 5000-year history. It also has a very bright future.
The Korean economy is the third largest in Asia after Japan and China, and eleventh in the world. Korean language skills will therefore give you a competitive edge in the job market as well as access to the culture of this fascinating country.
Korea is also the third largest destination market for Australian exports. Most major Australian companies are engaged in substantial trade activities with Korea. Companies such as CRA and BHP, and banks such as NAB, ANZ, Macquarie and Westpac have branch offices in Seoul. These companies repeatedly express a need for graduate trainees with business and Korean.
Australia is also a key provider of information technology to the Asian market, and tourism within Korean and Korean visitors to Australia, continues to grow. Thus, Korean language qualifications are attractive to prospective employers such as airlines, hotel chains, resorts, sporting and cultural facilities and tourist agencies.
Graduates with Korean are also in demand with the Commonwealth Public Service, especially Foreign Affairs and Trade and Austrade. Employment opportunities in the social work field may be enhanced by the knowledge of a significant community language. There are also many English teaching positions from kindergarten to university in Korea.
Find information about UQ’s Korean courses here.
You can study Korean from beginners, intermediate or advanced level.
Depending on the program you are enrolled in you can study Korean courses as electives or complete a minor, secondary major (QUT), major or extended major.
It is possible to include Korean courses in most degree programs. UQ’s current students are studying arts, science, business and business management, law, engineering, social work and journalism. They see their Korean skills as a useful adjunct to their general and professional degree studies.
UQ also have postgraduate research program for those interested in the specialised study of Korea.