Kazakh Language and Literature

An academic degree that prepares specialists with a deep knowledge of the theory and history of the Kazakh language and literature and teaching methods at universities.

Academic degree:

Master of Pedagogical Sciences

Code and name of the educational program:    

7M01704 “Kazakh Language and Literature”

Core subjects:        

Pedagogy, Methods of the Kazakh Language Teaching

Form of study and duration of study:    

Scientific and pedagogical master’s degree: 2 years

Description of the educational program:

The major of the master’s program “Kazakh Language and Literature” is intended for students who are interested in Kazakh culture, language and literature. The purpose of the program is to train specialists who not only have a deep knowledge of the Kazakh language and literature, but are also capable of analysis, interpretation and critical thinking in relation to the Kazakh culture as a whole.

Education within the program includes an in-depth study of the Kazakh language, literature, culture and history of Kazakhstan. Students study classical and modern Kazakh literature, analyze the styles and genres of Kazakh literature, study various trends in Kazakh literature, and work with the historical and social aspects of the culture of Kazakhstan.

Students also learn how to translate Kazakh literature into other languages and vice versa, analyze and interpret texts in Kazakh, draft and translate business documents and correspondence in Kazakh, and work with Kazakh media.

The master’s program “Kazakh Language and Literature” also includes practical work in the form of course projects, research work and translation practice. Students can also choose from several additional disciplines to expand their knowledge in the field of intercultural communication, linguistics, philosophy and history of Kazakhstan.

Career opportunities:

Graduates of the program can apply their knowledge and skills in various fields, including education, journalism, culture, public service and international relations. They can also continue their education and earn a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in linguistics, literature, or other related fields.