Korean is taught by:
Most courses are available at St Lucia. There are selected courses available at the Nathan (GU).
Korean courses can be found here.
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 Queensland's second largest trading partner, and 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 a key provider of information technology to the Asian market. In the tourism and hospitality industries, Qantas estimates that Korean tourism to Australia will treble over the next three years alone. 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 also be enhanced by the knowledge of a significant community language. There are many English teaching positions from kindergarten to university in Korea.
Korean at UQ
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. Our 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.
We also have postgraduate research program for those interested in the specialised study of Korea.