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    As in the title I am looking at studying Korean and Japanese or Japanese and Korean, as a joint degree. I have found that most universities seem to offer only one choice for the year abroad – Japan – and the main focus is also on Japanese (such as SOAS). So now I'm wondering which universities offer a more equal 50/50 study focus on both whilst offering the year abroad in Korea?

    I would love to study at SOAS, but I would also like to have both options in regards to the study focus and YA.

    Many thanks everyone!
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    Check out Sheffield. I'm pretty sure they do Korean Studies with Japanese.
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    (Original post by TheTechN1304)
    Check out Sheffield. I'm pretty sure they do Korean Studies with Japanese.
    Thanks for replying, I checked it but I am mainly looking at doing it 50/50 if there is any uni who does it that way. Sheffield looks awesome, but they only seem to offer Korean with Japanese as the minor.
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    AFAIK, no uni offers Korean and Japanese as a 50/50 language split with the year abroad in Korea. SOAS offers a Korean and Japanese degree but you have to do the year abroad in Japan

    (Original post by Hanakiyo)
    Thanks for replying, I checked it but I am mainly looking at doing it 50/50 if there is any uni who does it that way. Sheffield looks awesome, but they only seem to offer Korean with Japanese as the minor.
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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    AFAIK, no uni offers Korean and Japanese as a 50/50 language split with the year abroad in Korea. SOAS offers a Korean and Japanese degree but you have to do the year abroad in Japan
    Precisely... I have known this since a few years back as SOAS is among my top choices. I was hoping perhaps someone somewhere might have done a custom degree and found a way around it somehow! Thanks for your reply.
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    (Original post by Hanakiyo)
    Precisely... I have known this since a few years back as SOAS is among my top choices. I was hoping perhaps someone somewhere might have done a custom degree and found a way around it somehow! Thanks for your reply.
    It's because there's a crazy misconception that East Asian languages are somehow harder than European languages. I actually find French the most difficult language out of the ones I know!

    However, Sheffield's Japanese for Non Specialists course is the most intensive of its kind in the country. Taking Japanese as a minor here, you'll reach a higher level than taking it at any other uni! There's also nothing stopping you going to Japan during your holidays on your year abroad
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    (Original post by Hanakiyo)
    As in the title I am looking at studying Korean and Japanese or Japanese and Korean, as a joint degree. I have found that most universities seem to offer only one choice for the year abroad – Japan – and the main focus is also on Japanese (such as SOAS). So now I'm wondering which universities offer a more equal 50/50 study focus on both whilst offering the year abroad in Korea?

    I would love to study at SOAS, but I would also like to have both options in regards to the study focus and YA.

    Many thanks everyone!
    You can do a year abroad in Korea at UCLan (that's what i'm going to do as part of the asia pacific studies course). I know you can do japanese and korean together as a course but not sure on the year abroad details
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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    It's because there's a crazy misconception that East Asian languages are somehow harder than European languages. I actually find French the most difficult language out of the ones I know!

    However, Sheffield's Japanese for Non Specialists course is the most intensive of its kind in the country. Taking Japanese as a minor here, you'll reach a higher level than taking it at any other uni! There's also nothing stopping you going to Japan during your holidays on your year abroad

    You're right, I wonder if it's the other way around in South East Asia! I think the conception stems from the writing systems and multitude of characters, as grammar-wise Chinese for example is easier in comparison in my opinion.

    I didn't know this! That's very interesting. I sometimes wonder how the differences in this regard between especially Sheffield, Newcastle and SOAS came about. You mean compared to taking it as a minor at other unis right?True that, sandwiching the other country in will be a given regardless of the route. Due to the lack of options and since it's my strongest language of the two I am geared towards a Japanese YA now, while doing the highest level of Korean possible during the degree.
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    (Original post by el227)
    You can do a year abroad in Korea at UCLan (that's what i'm going to do as part of the asia pacific studies course). I know you can do japanese and korean together as a course but not sure on the year abroad details
    I haven't researched UCLan too thoroughly yet, I'll definitely check it out more fully now!
 
 
 
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