Department of Political Science and International Relations

M.A. in Political Science and International Relations (MAPSIR)


Launched in Fall 2014, MAPSIR is the first world-class, graduate-level political science and international relations program taught in English in Kazakhstan. A wide array of courses is offered by an internationally recognized faculty drawn from North America and Europe. The program is structured similar to top-rated Master’s programs in the universities in North America. However, unlike most top-rated MA programs, MAPSIR is fully funded, its students receive monthly scholarships.

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M.A. in Eurasian Studies


The Department of Political Science and International Relations contributes to the SSH-wide interdisciplinary M.A. in Eurasian Studies, a two-year area studies program taught in English and totaling 120ECTS. Our expertise in the region spans from the study of political systems and their policies on religion, immigration, and the judiciary, to regime stability and violent conflict, as well as foreign and security policy and regional governance.

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