Master in South Korea

Best Master's Degrees in South Korea 2017

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The benefits of a Masters extend beyond improving your earning potential. They can provide you with personal and professional skills to accelerate your development. They are also an opportunity to differentiate yourself from your peers, many of whom will have similar A-level and undergraduate qualifications.

Earning a Master requires two years of education after earning a Bachelor. This advanced degree may help students to achieve their educational and professional goals, as the rigors of a Master’s program help train students in the skills and knowledge they need to land the career of their dreams.

 

The institutions of higher education included regular four-year colleges and universities. Education is taken very seriously in South Korea, and the country is home to several world class universities, many of which have exchange agreements with various foreign universities, and are a good way for foreigners to experience life in the country.

Masters Programs in South Korea

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Master in Informatics and Visual Contents

Mykolas Romeris University
Campus Full time September 2017 South Korea Busan

The aim of the programme is to prepare the specialists in the field of informatics, capable of creating visual effects (VFX), using and evaluating digital media systems and tools, thus enabling the application of interdisciplinary knowledge through technical and creative interactions for VFX and other digital production. [+]

Top Masters in South Korea 2017. Informatics and Visual Contents (Joint study programme with Dongseo University, South Korea) - 1st and 2nd semester at Mykolas Romeris University, 3rd and 4th semester at Dongseo University Why this study programme? The aim of the programme is to prepare the specialists in the field of informatics, capable of creating visual effects (VFX), using and evaluating digital media systems and tools, thus enabling the application of interdisciplinary knowledge through technical and creative interactions for VFX and other digital production. Dongseo Univerity (DSU) ranks among the top-50 universities in Asia for internationalization and is a leading university in Korea in its areas of specialization, including Film & Imagery, IT, Design, and Digital Contents; Students of Informatics and visual contents study programme will gain two diplomas - MRU and DSU; During compulsory mobility in Korea students will be able to use all DSU infrastructure and equipment: 3D, 5D animation labs, movie, theater and sound recording studios, Apple graphics classroom, rooftop football pitch, professional swimming pool etc. Entry requirements Bachelor of Informatics, Informatics Engineering, Applied Informatics (Physical Sciences); English language proficiency - the level not lower than B2 (following the Common Framework of Reference for Language approved by the Council of Europe). Distant English language level test is organized for those, who do not possess IELTS or TOEFL certificates. International mobility possibilities The international mobility is required: one year at Dongseo University, in Busan, South Korea. Additionally, students can participate in ERASMUS+ mobility programme which gives a... [-]

Division of Life Sciences

Gyeongsang National University
Campus Full time March 2017 South Korea Gyeongsan

Life Science is a discipline that fosters the fundamental understanding of life phenomena by exploring the complex and mysterious structure and function of living forms, and applies the acquired knowledge to human life, with an ultimate goal to contribute to the better of human welfare. The Division of Life Science at Gyeongsang National University is a specialized brand division that offers comprehensive research system as well as undergraduate and graduate programs in the cutting-edge fields of Life Science. [+]

Life Science is a discipline that fosters the fundamental understanding of life phenomena by exploring the complex and mysterious structure and function of living forms, and applies the acquired knowledge to human life, with an ultimate goal to contribute to the better of human welfare. The Division of Life Science at Gyeongsang National University is a specialized brand division that offers comprehensive research system as well as undergraduate and graduate programs in the cutting-edge fields of Life Science. Our division has more than 30 excellent faculty and staff members, and runs global collaborative academic programs such as student exchange programs, BS-MS joint programs, dual Ph.D. programs with Purdue University, Missouri University, Copenhagen University, Jember University and several Vietnamese national universities (VNUS, VNUA). Our division has been a leading research hub in Life Science establishing modern research facilities and top research power, and aims to be a leader in biological research and education worldwide. Indeed, our division has been selected for its outstanding research and education capacity to receive most major government research and education grants in the field of Life Science (Scientific Research Center, Brain Korea 21 Program, National Core Research Center, World Class University, Next-generation Biogreen 21 Program), and is currently supported by LINC (Leaders in Industry and University Cooperation), BK21 Plus and CK-I(University for Creative Korea) programs. Especially, Korean Government has granted our division an honorable title “Outstanding CK-I Program for Life Science Education” among all the selected CK-I teams. [-]

Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Gyeongsang National University
Campus Full time March 2017 South Korea Gyeongsan

In the major of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, education and research of development and characteristic of nano-materials and structural material that are the basis of the high-tech industry and the key industry. The major of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering have rapidly developed for the past 20 years and was assigned as great undergraduate studies of the material field and excellent graduate school by Korean Council for University Education. [+]

Top Masters in South Korea 2017. Pursuing Education and Research of the world-class field of new Material In the major of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, education and research of development and characteristic of nano-materials and structural material that are the basis of the high-tech industry and the key industry. The major of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering have rapidly developed for the past 20 years and was assigned as great undergraduate studies of the material field and excellent graduate school by Korean Council for University Education. We have led energy storage for IT designated by the Ministry of Information and Communication and research of conversion center selected primally in the Gyeongnam area in 2003. We supported a total amount of scholarship and overseas study to an excellent student, selected as Nuri project by Ministry of Education & Human Resources Development in 2004 and supported scholarship to graduate school students, selected as BK21 project by Ministry of Education & Human Resources Development in 2006. Currently, nine full-time faculty (one foreign professors) and foreign visiting professors with more than 200 undergraduate students and more than 50 people graduate school students do training and research on metallic materials, nano-materials, information communication materials and bio-materials. Experiments equipment training and research of Metal foam, a battery, a shape memory alloy, nano powders, materials for aircraft, powder metallurgy, fracture analysis and so on are the highest level nationally and close to the international level. Also, we have conducted education and research with related industry and laboratory and... [-]

Department of Ceramics Engineering

Gyeongsang National University
Campus Full time March 2017 South Korea Gyeongsan

Ceramic Engineering is the high-tech engineering field including Physics, Chemistry, Electrical and Electronic Engineering as the study field that researches on development and application of non-metallic inorganic materials such as oxide, carbide, nitride, boride [+]

The high-tech engineering field including Physics, Chemistry, Electrical and Electronic Engineering In the major of Ceramic Engineering, after establishment in 1980, the master’s course in 1985 and the doctor’s course in 1989 were open. Selected as Local universities innovation capacity building projects(NURI), the major of Ceramic Engineering is operated as division of Nano-new material Engineering in combination of Metallurgical and Polymer Engineering. Ceramic Engineering is the high-tech engineering field including Physics, Chemistry, Electrical and Electronic Engineering as the study field that researches on development and application of non-metallic inorganic materials such as oxide, carbide, nitride, boride Traditional ceramic engineering includes ceramics, glass, cement, refractory and so on. Modern ceramics is classified into functional ceramic materials such as next-generation semiconductor materials, optical fiber, high-capacity Hard Disk materials, high-temperature superconductors, laser crystal, photocatalytic materials for environmental purification , battery materials for electric cars, artificial bones and teeth and structural ceramic materials such as materials of high-strength machine parts, insulation tiles of spacecraft, construction materials for extreme conditions, warhead material of the missile, heat-resistant materials for space shot, construction of nuclear reactors. The laboratory for students’ practice ceramics processing equipment, device analysis equipment, thermal / mechanical / electromagnetic / optical properties measurement equipment, microstructure analysis equipment, the specimen preparation room and so on. It was composed, as the main equipment XRD, SEM, DTA / TG, pore analyzer, specific surface area measuring instrument, a particle size analyzer, universal testing machine, a thin film evaporator, a high temperature electric and holds the single crystal growing... [-]

Department of Polymer Science and Engineering

Gyeongsang National University
Campus Full time March 2017 South Korea Gyeongsan

Polymer is a giant molecule that the length and weight of a molecule is tens of thousands times or millions times of water molecule. Modern times is enough to say polymeric times polymer material including plastic, fiber, rubber, glue, paint and so on is used for not only products needed in daily life also various industrial polymer material. [+]

Top Masters in South Korea 2017. The Major of Polymer Engineering opens the Age of High-tech Polymer Polymer is a giant molecule that the length and weight of a molecule is tens of thousands times or millions times of water molecule. Modern times is enough to say polymeric times polymer material including plastic, fiber, rubber, glue, paint and so on is used for not only products needed in daily life also various industrial polymer material. Polymer is an organic material that is used in our daily life and almost all high-tech industrial products from car tires to spacecraft and aerial mixed materials, from vinyl greenhouse to board of giga semiconductor and bendable display materials which is a growth engine in next generation, from the body of TV and refrigerator to paint for stealth bombers. Polymer Engineering is a study which researches of synthesis, processing, compounding, functionalization, and high performance of these materials. The Main Majors Polymer Chemistry, Polymer Physical Science, Polymer Processing, Polymer Characterizations, Polymer Composites, Polymer Properties, Materials Analysis and Structure, Polymer Reaction Engineering, Polymer Testing Method, Engineering Mathematics, Industrial Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry of Materials, Chemical Process Calculations, Computer Aided Design, Industrial Petrochemistry, Material Science and Engineering, Unit Operation, Polymer Interface Engineering, Functional Polymer, etc Career after graduation The field of Fine Chemistry Industry (Electronic material and Parts company, Medicine, Dye , Paint, etc) The field of Electronics and Semiconductor Communication industry The field of Heavy Chemical Industry (Petrochemistry, Fertilizer, Cement ) The field of Synthetic Resin, Synthetic... [-]

Department of Aerospace and System Engineering

Gyeongsang National University
Campus Full time March 2017 South Korea Gyeongsan

Aerospace and Software Engineering is a rapidly advancing field that covers the fundamentals of design, manufacturing, and operation of vehicles moving above the earth's surface, vehicles ranging from aircraft to helicopters, missiles, and spacecraft. Design of such vehicles has always been challenging, mainly owing to the complicated and interdisciplinary nature of the design processe. Furthermore, the design must also meet the high standard requirement of producing cost-effective light-weight vehicles with guaranteed performance and reliability. [+]

Aerospace and Software Engineering is a rapidly advancing field that covers the fundamentals of design, manufacturing, and operation of vehicles moving above the earth's surface, vehicles ranging from aircraft to helicopters, missiles, and spacecraft. Design of such vehicles has always been challenging, mainly owing to the complicated and interdisciplinary nature of the design processe. Furthermore, the design must also meet the high standard requirement of producing cost-effective light-weight vehicles with guaranteed performance and reliability. The department is located within 15 minutes driving distance from the Sacheon aircraft industrial complex. For this reason, the department has been selected as one of the intensive supporting fields in the university's long-term development plan. Currently, it is the only aerospace and software program in country supported by special projects(such as BK21Plus and CK) of the Ministry of Education. The undergraduate curriculum at the department is designed to-promote a clear understanding of the fundamental aspects of the fields that are essential to dealing with challenging problems in practice. The main focus of the program is to help students gain the basic knowledge of subjects as well as the hands-on ability to solve real-wrold problems in aerospace and software engineering. The department also offers state-of-the-art aerospace and software engineering programs for Master and Ph.D degrees. In particular, these graduate-level programs have launched,- BK21Plus (Brain Korea 21 Program for Leading Universities & Students) since 2013, funded by the Ministry of Education, to train world-class engineers to be working in the research & development sector. Note that since... [-]

Division of Mechanical Engineering

Gyeongsang National University
Campus Full time March 2017 South Korea Gyeongsan

The Division of Mechanical Engineering in Gyeongsang National University is highly renowned for its geographical advantage adjacent to three key locations: Changwon National Industrial Complex which is specialized in machine industry, Geoje-si which is leading the global shipbuilding industry, and Sacheon-si which is the center of domestic aviation industry. [+]

Top Masters in South Korea 2017. Welcome to the Division of Mechanical Engineering The Division of Mechanical Engineering in Gyeongsang National University is highly renowned for its geographical advantage adjacent to three key locations: Changwon National Industrial Complex which is specialized in machine industry, Geoje-si which is leading the global shipbuilding industry, and Sacheon-si which is the center of domestic aviation industry. Since the establishment of the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1984, the department has fostered excellent engineers by consistently being selected to participate in large-scale national projects such as transportation system of BK21 (1999 – 2006), technological innovation human resources training of NURI (2004 – 2009), Advanced Mechanical and Aerospace Engineers Education Program of the Second Phase of BK 21 Project (2006 – 2013), and mechanical, aerospace, and information integration engineering department of CK (University for Creative Korea) (2014 – 2019). Despite its short history, the division of Mechanical Engineering has been able to make outstanding developmental progress due to countless efforts from the faculty members and the students in addition to its geographical advantage and the strong supports of the university. The faculty consisting of relatively young professors is committed with passion in education and research, and the students follow its guidelines with enthusiasm. As a result, the professors make numerous research achievements, and the students enjoy high rate of employment after graduation, working in every field as the cornerstones of the society. With the abilities of our competent members, the division of Mechanical Engineering promises to... [-]

Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering

Gyeongsang National University
Campus Full time March 2017 South Korea Gyeongsan

The Department of Mechanical and System Engineering is specialized in training high quality human resources at diversified high-tech mechanical areas such as marine engines, industrial machineries, transport machineries, and shipbuilding and offshore plants. [+]

The Department of Mechanical and System Engineering is specialized in training high quality human resources at diversified high-tech mechanical areas such as marine engines, industrial machineries, transport machineries, and shipbuilding and offshore plants. The Department runs the Track System Education Course with collaboration of the neighboring oversized ship building corporation (SungDong Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Corporation), and establishes the industrial-university cooperation for in-service training and Memorandum Of Understanding of intern system. The students can accumulate the abundant in-service industrial experiences being available for immediate application after graduation. The areas of employments are comprised of marine engineers, shipbuilding and offshore plants, heavy industries, general machineries, coast guards(special employment for marine officers), and fisheries & marine corporations. [-]

Department of Informatics

Gyeongsang National University
Campus Full time March 2017 South Korea Gyeongsan

The Department of Informatics, Gyeongsang National University (GNU), has been intentionally established in the year 2005 to nurture excellent engineers specialized in the field of embedded systems software. Due to its short history, the first graduates were produced in February, 2008. [+]

Top Masters in South Korea 2017. The Department of Informatics, Gyeongsang National University (GNU), has been intentionally established in the year 2005 to nurture excellent engineers specialized in the field of embedded systems software. Due to its short history, the first graduates were produced in February, 2008. The department has operated an undergraduate program conformed to ABEEK (Accreditation Board of Engineering Education of Korea) to settle down a highly-qualified program with global standards and competitiveness. In research and education for undergraduate to Ph.D. programs, the department has been cooperating with industries of ship construction and aerospace. Especially the sole industrial complex of aerospace in Korea is located in the vicinity of GNU and has been strongly supported by government. [-]

Master in International Development and Cooperation

Ajou University - Graduate School of International Studies
Campus Full time March 2017 South Korea Suwon

Since this program combines international cooperation with development, it gives students an overview and deeper understanding of essential ideas and practices of International Development and Cooperation (IDC). [+]

Since this program combines international cooperation with development, it gives students an overview and deeper understanding of essential ideas and practices of International Development and Cooperation (IDC). Therefore, the program provides students topical and thoughtful learning on the academic product of IDC. The program also provides students with political, economic, social and environmental perspectives of IDC through a multidisciplinary approach. Trying to incorporate objective viewpoints about governmental aid policies from developing countries in the South to developed countries in the North, it aims to explore a well-rounded view of developmental strategies as well as actors' behavior and precise issues of international cooperation. The program is divided into three parts: (1) knowledge and information regarding the key motive power of IDC and Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) perspectives, (2) various IDC discourse such as development theories and their practical application cases, and (3) and exploration of contemporary politico-economic issues in the field of IDC. Finally the program is designed for students seeking to work in national/international public agencies, NGOs, non-profit organizations, and governments dealing with IDC issues. Required courses Option A Qualitative Research Methods This course is designed for students who are beginning their dissertation projects. The aim of the course is to give students the tools to conceptualize their theses in terms of research questions and design, methodology, data collection, and qualitative analysis. In doing so, this course focuses more narrowly on the issues, problems, and strategies related to "small-N" qualitative research, for the most part settingaside the techniques of large-N... [-]

Master in NGO Studies

Ajou University - Graduate School of International Studies
Campus Full time March 2017 South Korea Suwon

The dramatic and rising importance of global civil society is undoubtedly underway throughout the world. Non-Governmental Organizaitons (NGOs) in the non-profit sector as a part of this exciting new development are working with, collaborating with and/or competing with governments [+]

Top Masters in South Korea 2017. The dramatic and rising importance of global civil society is undoubtedly underway throughout the world. Non-Governmental Organizaitons (NGOs) in the non-profit sector as a part of this exciting new development are working with, collaborating with and/or competing with governments as well as markets as interdependence and globalization begin to change our understanding of society and politics. In these transformative times NGOs are often regarded as being the driving force behind global changes in politics, economics, and social/cultural as well as ethical global issues. It is vital therefore to understand the connections, dynamics and relationships between state and non-state actors working in the contemporary global political era. NGOs, in their strategies and policy objectives, crucially, may even go beyond the domestic boundaries of sovereign states into the realm of global governance. NGOs therefore represent a practical strategic part of rethinking the site and nature of politics, power and authority in the 21st century. Reflecting upon the growing importance of NGOs and civil society, the NGO Studies major at AJOU GSIS seeks to develop an understanding of domestic as well as international networking processes by combining theory and practice in this field of study. For this purpose, the NGO Studies major provides prospective students with broad categories of subjects ranging from managerial skills for NGOs to NGO strategic cooperation wth international organizations. Along with two required courses (NGO Introduction and Research Methods), the NGO major offers four broad categories of classes related to current NGO activities.... [-]

Master in International Trade

Ajou University - Graduate School of International Studies
Campus Full time March 2017 South Korea Suwon

The need for an in-depth study of international trade stems from a humble premise that any analysis of economic, political and social implicaitons of exchange between traders in two or more national markets differs from that between traders within a national market. [+]

The need for an in-depth study of international trade stems from a humble premise that any analysis of economic, political and social implicaitons of exchange between traders in two or more national markets differs from that between traders within a national market. International trade as a means for achieving better international cooperation and economic development is undisputable. Trade relations among countries have evolved through collective debate, negotiations, agreements and on many, varied and complex issues. To strengthen the world economy for a sustainable development of trade, investment, employment and income growth, the need to develop and nurture human resources for such an economic task is indispensable. It is in this respect that AJOU GSIS has taken the cue to train experts and professionals for governments, public institutions, private companies and firms, or individuals, with a view to enhancing their skills and understanding in the field of international trade, to handle the intricacies, issues, and challenges of the world trading system for a better future. Required courses Quantitative Analysis for Business and Economy (Pre-requisite) The main objective of this course is to equip students with the ability to correctly interpret statistical results. Special focus is placed on how to differentiate sound analysis from those that are not. This is critical in today's world where quantitative analyses is heavily used (or misused) in public policy and management debates. The course is composed of two parts. In the first part, students will learn basic statistics. Specifically, students will be exposed to the concepts... [-]

Master of Computer Science

Kookmin University
Campus Full time March 2017 South Korea Seoul

Due to the ubiquity of computers and the remarkable development of communication systems, there is a rapidly increasing social need for various kinds of information and its applications. The School of Computer Science offers the academic and research program for core knowledge needed to understand and to utilize computer hardware and software. The School of Computer Science has established an educational system conforming to the... [+]

Top Masters in South Korea 2017. Master of Computer Science With the goal of nurturing global IT specialties, students in the Computer Science major systematically study the basic theories of computer science in the introductory courses. Then they apply the basic theories in computer science applications in the junior and senior years. The curricula culminates in the Project I and II courses in which students choose a specialized topic, conduct research, and develop their graduation portfolio. This procedure helps students see the big picture of computer systems, deepens their knowledge on a selected topic, and gives practice in project management skills. In addition to the major courses, students must take the required courses in math, basic science, and liberal arts courses in order to acquire necessary basic knowledge and elements of culture. The Educational Goal Due to the ubiquity of computers and the remarkable development of communication systems, there is a rapidly increasing social need for various kinds of information and its applications. The School of Computer Science offers the academic and research program for core knowledge needed to understand and to utilize computer hardware and software. The School of Computer Science has established an educational system conforming to the global standard and guaranteeing the competitiveness of the program. Our goal is to nurture IT specialists who can creatively adapt to continuous advancement of technologies with their internationally recognized strength in both core knowledge of the field and practical ability. The Educational Objectives To nurture global leaders in computer science,... [-]

Master in Automotive Engineering

Kookmin University
Campus Full time March 2017 South Korea Seoul

The Department of Automotive Engineering is part of Korea's high-technology development strategy to reinforce the international competitiveness of our auto industry. The Department of Automotive Engineering was established in 1992 as a special department, and it is one of the departments in auto engineering established in three renowned engineering colleges in Korea. Since the integration of the Department of Mechanical and Automotive... [+]

Master in Automotive Engineering The Department of Automotive Engineering is part of Korea's high-technology development strategy to reinforce the international competitiveness of our auto industry. The Department of Automotive Engineering was established in 1992 as a special department, and it is one of the departments in auto engineering established in three renowned engineering colleges in Korea. Since the integration of the Department of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering in 1997 owing to the initiation of the faculty system, the Department of Automotive Engineering was reorganized. However, the college has since reverted to the original system with a separate Department of Automotive Engineering and School of Mechanical Engineering. Aside from having the best research facilities, our department also has the best teaching staff in the field of auto mechanics and high-technology education. Furthermore, we offer a specialized educational program with the Graduate School of Automotive Engineering, the only graduate school specializing in auto engineering in Korea, which boasts various research and education industry accomplishments, including in the BK (Brain Korea) industry. The program is designed to provide systemic education in the entire field of auto engineering by offering lectures concerning the key theories and training in practical applications. In particular, we are providing education in the high technology required for actualizing environment-friendly, high-safety, and intelligent automobiles that utilize alternative energy. We are exerting our utmost efforts to nurture forward-looking and creative auto engineers. Furthermore, this department actively promotes interaction with the domestic and international auto industries and other specialized universities. Our students... [-]

Master of Economics

Kookmin University
Campus Full time March 2017 South Korea Seoul

The economics courses aim to develop students' analytical power and frame of mind for making proper choices in the alternative uses of limited resources with these two primary criteria: efficiency and equity. In their junior year, students majoring in Economics gain advanced knowledge in economics and study the essential tools of economic analysis, which will enhance their ability to understand economic phenomena and to evaluate economic... [+]

Top Masters in South Korea 2017. Master of Economics The economics courses aim to develop students' analytical power and frame of mind for making proper choices in the alternative uses of limited resources with these two primary criteria: efficiency and equity. In their junior year, students majoring in Economics gain advanced knowledge in economics and study the essential tools of economic analysis, which will enhance their ability to understand economic phenomena and to evaluate economic policies. By graduation, students acquire a proper perspective on the economy as well as skills to analyze economic phenomena with logical and economic reasoning. This training will prepare graduates to work in any worthy profession in the public or business sector or to pursue postgraduate studies in Economics, Management or other social sciences. Curriculum 1st Year: Principles of Economics I, II, Introduction to Statistics, Mathematics for Economic Analysis 2nd Year: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Economic History, Money and Banking, Economics of the Public Sector, History of Economic Thoughts, Contemporary Issues in Economics (Lecture in English) 3rd and 4th Years: International Economics, Industrial Organization, Strategy and Decision, Employment and Earnings, Political Economy, Macroeconomic Change and Growth, Information Economics, Financial Economics, Economic Data Analysis and Forecasting, Law and Economics, Education in Social Studies, Texts and Teaching Methodology in Social Studies, Macroeconomic and Financial Policy, Economics of Art and Culture, Economic Institutions, Economic Environment and Financial Systems, Theory and Practice in Economics (Lecture in English), Korean Economy, Innovation and Competitiveness, Personnel Economics, Seminar in Economics. The College of Economics and... [-]