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    I'm interested in studying Korean and linguistics at SOAS but unfortunately it's not possible for me to go abroad for a year. I recently discovered that SOAS offer a Korean studies course which doesn't require a year abroad. I was wondering if anyone who is currently studying Korean studies could share their experience. How is it different to the normal 4 year Korean degree? I am interested in the language aspect more than the culture. Will this course allow me to focus more on the language part? Any other general experiences of the course and the uni itself would be much appreciated.
    Thanks in advance!
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    I'm not a current student but I did go to the open day where they explained the differences between the courses. Essentially, the Korean course is more focused on language, and the Korean Studies course is more focused on culture and history etc, hence the lack of year abroad. As far as I an tell from the website, the Korean Studies language modules are not as in-depth as those in the Korean course. So, if you're more interested in the language side of it, I would go for Korean. That's what I'm doing anyway!
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    Oh I see. Thank you so much!
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