Area Studies

The educational program

“Regional studies”

1. Code and name of the specialty


2. Code and name of the educational program

Educational program «6В03102 - Regional studies»

3. Awarded degree

Bachelor in the educational program «6В03102 -Regional studies»

4.  Level of training


5. Awarded qualification

Bachelor in the educational program «6В03102 -Regional studies»

6. Program Accreditation

Institutional accreditation of IAAR Ministry of Education and Science RK

Specialized accreditation of IAAR Ministry of Education and Science RK

Institute for Accreditation, Certification and Quality Assurance ACQUIN

7. Language


8. Faculty

Faculty of International Relations


Competitive advantages of the program

         The educational program (EP) "6B03102 - Regional Studies", as an independent scientific direction, is a relatively new specialty in the system of Kazakhstani higher education, the appearance of which is by no means a tribute to fashion, but a requirement of the time. This is due to the need for a comprehensive study of a particular region, individual country or group of countries.

          The purpose of the EP in the specialty "6B03102 - Regional Studies" is to prepare a competent specialist with knowledge of two foreign languages, able and ready to independently set and solve problems in the field of his professional activity, adequately responding to the conditions of a dynamically developing multipolar world;  creation of mechanisms and implementation of technologies for sustainable development of the republic's foreign policy.

The professional activity of a graduate of the specialty "Regional Studies" is associated with a comprehensive study of the corresponding region, group of countries or country, their population, history and ethnography, economics and politics, culture and religion, language and literature, traditions, customs and customs.

Regional studies, as a new, interesting and promising specialty that meets the requirements of the present, allows future specialists to master several foreign languages ​​and learn the political and economic situation of various regions of the world, as well as acquire knowledge that allows them to confidently navigate in the rapidly changing modern world and predict future regional processes.  and world development.

Characteristics of professional activity and a list of professional competencies of a graduate

         Graduates of the EP "6B03102 - Regional Studies" are prepared for the implementation of professional activities in public authorities, expert-analytical and research structures, educational institutions and commercial companies.

         Graduates at a professional level speak two foreign languages, have the skills of system analysis of regional processes, are able to apply modern data analysis technologies in the subject area of ​​regional policy, and are also able to present the results of their activities at a high professional level.

         Graduates of "Regional Studies" are able to carry out research in the field of international and cross-border interaction, assess world political and economic processes, with a comprehensive study of the relevant region, group of countries or country, their population, history and ethnography, economics and politics, culture and religion,  language and literature, traditions, manners and customs.

         Graduates have practical skills to perform tasks of various types, forms and levels of complexity in a limited time;  have basic negotiating skills in a foreign language and cultural environment; have experience working on projects in small and medium groups.

Characteristics of educational modules of the program

In the Major block, students study the disciplines of regional studies, classical for the subject area, related to history, law, world politics, the interconnections of world regional processes, and the role of information in the modern world.

At the professional level, the main foreign language is studied (French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic, Japanese).  The study of English is built in a block relationship and is aimed at developing the communication skills of students, the ability to conduct a discussion on professional topics.

The Minor block provides for an additional specialization of the student outside the core "Regional Studies", mainly in the form of four interrelated disciplines that give a basic idea of ​​​​a field of study different from the main one for the student, or in the form of 4 free courses.  For the study of Minor disciplines, an appropriate place is allocated in the curriculum within the framework of the 3rd and 4th years of study.

 The Internship block provides for internships in the direction of training in public authorities / analytical centers / large specialized media / commercial structures.


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