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Anthropology, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #37 (QS) Seoul, South Korea
Seoul National University Department of Anthropology was first established as a joint department with archaeology and became a separate department under the roof of the College of Social Sciences. 
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The first and oldest of its kind in Korean universities, SNU Department of Anthropology today has 11 faculty members specializing in various subfields and regional areas.

A strong and vibrant community in research and education, the Department runs the Institute of Cross-Cultural Studies (ICCS) and the Biological Anthropology Lab, and publishes two academic journals, Bigyo munhwa yeongu [Cross-Cultural Studies] and Korean Anthropology Review. Students organize and participate in undergraduate anthropology clubs and conferences, graduate workshops, and other department activities year-around. 

Details About the Anthropology Department 

The Anthropology department from Seoul National University became a recipient of an institutional grant from the Korea Research Foundation, BK 21 Plus. The BK 21 Plus program allows generous funding for four and a half years for graduate training in master’s and doctoral degree programs, focusing on cross-cultural research in Northeast and Southeast Asia. SNU Department of Anthropology is well poised to become an intellectual hub in Asian and global anthropology in the twenty-first century, the era of Asia.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    130 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History of Anthropology
  • Marriage and Family 
  • Studies in Folklore 
  • Introduction to Psychological Anthropology 
  • Understanding Japanese Culture 
  • Gender, Sexuality and Culture 
  • Urban Life and Culture 
  • Visual Anthropology 
  • Understanding Southeast Asian Culture 

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Application for Admission
  • Personal Statement and Study Plan
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Counselor Reference
  • Official Highschool Transcript and Graduation Certificate
  • A Copy of the Applicant's Passport
  • Copies of Both Parents' Passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4104 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2052 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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KRW 2,442,000

Living costs for Seoul

  • 1853935 - 1761660 KRW/month
    Living Costs

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