The Master’s program offers the theoretical and practical study of living organisms and how they interact with various environments. The program aims at providing students with a profound knowledge of biological processes that help facing challenges concerning the effects of climate change and pollution on ecosystems.
The Master’s program in Biology is a two-year package program. The first year consists of a series of compulsory and elective courses. In the second year, you will concentrate on your thesis. The thesis work is a final and crucial stage of the program, it must include an experimental part, i.e. the generation of original data or original material. You will conduct your research thesis at the Department of Natural Sciences under the guidance of a research advisor who will also help shape a program of study and plan the main stages of your dissertation thesis. Your graduate education is completed with an oral defence of your thesis in the presence of Council Board
Components of the program
The two-year program is full-time, covering 127 ECTS.
Theoretical courses are mainly scheduled in the first semester.
The program is composed of compulsory courses and elective courses (chosen from the courses on offer within the specialization), two types of training (pedagogical and scientific), research project (thesis).
Pedagogical training aims at developing a Master's student teaching skills in the field of biology through conducting lectures and practical classes. Scientific training provides deep knowledge of theoretical, methodological and technological achievements in science as well as the organisation and conducting of research projects.
Students who are registered at Sh. Ualikhanov Kokshetau State University and have successfully completed the Biology Master’s program will obtain an MSc diploma in Biology with a specialization in natural sciences.
Graduates of the Master's program in Biology will be qualified for a wide range of positions in public and government institutions or in various ministries. With a Master's in Biology, you can also obtain a position as a researcher or adviser in consultancy agencies or environmental research institutes and industries.
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For admission to the magistracy it is necessary to submit the following documents:
Statement addressed to the head of the organisation;
Notarized copies of documents of higher education with supplements;
Personnel record card;
Notarized copy of the work record book (if any);
Six photos 3x4;
Medical certificate form 086-U;
Copy of the identity card;
List of scientific publications and methodical works (if available);
Receipt of payment for testing in a foreign language (original);
An envelope (in shape of a diploma), 3 files;
For applicants on a fee basis - a letter that guarantees the payment of tuition fees.
Language of instruction
Number of credits
Autumn semester 2020 (September)
Field of interest
Coordinator of the program
Head of Biology Department Shynar Durmekbayeva e-mail: biologiyaMP@mail.ru telephone:+7(716)2255611
International Affairs Office
Manager of International Affairs Office Altynay Akhmetova e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org telephone:+7(716)2721122