7M05113 – Neuroscience

Educational program

7M05113 – Neuroscience

Field of education

7M05 Sciences, mathematics and statistics

Direction of personnel training

7M051 –Biological and related sciences

Group of educational programs

М080 Biology

EP purpose

To train specialists of masters in the field of neuroscience with professional competencies that meet the requirements of employers carrying out professional activities based on modern methodological approaches of neuroscience, aimed at solving theoretical and applied problems to identify patterns of functioning of the system "brain-environment-behavior", the development and implementation of innovative neurotechnologies in the scientific, socio-economic, medical, educational spheres of society capable of consolidating the world scientific and practical experience in neuroscience guided by moral and ethical norms and principles in professional activity.

Language of education

Kazakh, Russian, English

Volume of the credits


The awarded academic degree


Educational outcome

ON1. Define and integrate interdisciplinary theoretical and methodological concepts in neuroscience, their contradictions and development prospects in order to conduct studies in the relevant research centers and institutes;

ON2. To perform analysis of the validity and effectiveness of methods and technologies in scientific and applied aspects of neuroscience in order to integrate modern approaches to studying the functioning of the nervous system at the molecular, cellular, systemic and behavioral levels;

ON3. Create scripts for automatic processing of group data using modern software packages Phyton, MATLAB for neuroengineering;

ON4. Possess an arsenal of modern approaches for the correct selection of research methods in solving theoretical and applied problems in the context of a multidisciplinary approach in neuroscience;

ON5. Develop assessment criteria and target indicators of the effectiveness of neurotechnologies in practice based on modeling cognitive processes;

ON6. Implement technologies of neurocomputer interfaces aimed at solving urgent issues of health care, state security, marketing and business;

ON7. Analyze the phylogenesis and ontogenesis of the nervous system in health and disease from the standpoint of an interdisciplinary approach in neuroscience for research developments in the diagnosis, prognosis, and rehabilitation of diseases of the nervous system;

ON8. Determine applied tasks in neuroscience in conjunction with urgent issues of education, health care, socio-economic sphere and state security;

ON9. Contribute to the implementation of neuroscience specialties in scientific research organizations and higher educational institutions;

ON10. Master scientific communication methods in order to broadcast own data in the field of neuroscience and ideas to the scientific community and other interested communities.

ON11. Adhere to moral and ethical standards and principles in professional activities;

ON12. Present proper research results to leading scientific journals in the field of neuroscience applying academic writing skills.

For applicants


Academic activity

Comparison with similar programs of foreign universities - in terms of content and volume, the profile master's program corresponds to the best program and trends of leading universities in Europe and the United States, which are in the top 200 according to the rating of the QS agency.

Scientific activity

Scientific schools of scientific directions of the department, (scientific projects)




-cognitive neuroscience;

- Immune oncogenes - a new target of anticancer therapy;

- Study of chronophysiological mechanisms of adaptation of the human cardiovascular system to socio-ecological and abiotic environmental factors;

- Rhythmogenesis and regulation of spontaneous synchronous activity of brain neurons during hyperexcitation;

- Psychophysiological markers of depressive conditions;

- EEG / MRI studies of brain development, emotional-cognitive functions, and their genetic markers in different age groups.

International activity

Мaster degree students have the opportunity to participate in academic mobility programs at partner universities such as the University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Harvard University, University of Florida, University of Cincinnati, Oregon State University, Drexel University, Universidad de Granada, Universidad de Cadiz, The University of Sheffield, Seoul National University, Skolkovo Innovation Center, Moscow State University Lomonosov.

Quality assurance (Accreditation, rating, work with employers)

For the future employment of graduates of the program, the key employers are:
1. Scientific institutes, centers, laboratories: National Institute of Neurosurgery (Nur-Sultan), Cognitive Neuroscience Center (Almaty), Neuronet laboratory of the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) (Moscow);

2. Universities: KBTU, Nazarbayev University, KazNU named after al-Farabi;
3. Military and security structures of the Republic of Kazakhstan: Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

4. Spheres of national security of the Republic of Kazakhstan: the National Security Committee;

5. Medical institutions: Republican Scientific and Practical Center for Mental Health, the Republican Scientific and Practical Center for Mental Health, the MRI Center at the Kazakh Research Institute of Oncology and Radiology (Almaty), the Asyl Miras Autism Center (Almaty), Center for social adaptation and labor rehabilitation (Almaty);

6. State and international organizations "Human Resources": KazMunayGas;
7. Business organizations: NeuroStorm (Nur-Sultan), Kazakhstan Association of polygraph examiners (Nur-Sultan), Beeline (Almaty);
8. Business community (providing information on the possibilities of introducing neuroscience methods in business organizations, advertising products, neuromarketing, etc.);

9. Educational institutions: Alem_Genius (Almaty);

10. Mass media: Arguments and facts (Almaty).

     The educational program is relevant for a specific area of employment:

1. Science;

2. Healthcare;

3. Manufacturing;

4. Civil service and law enforcement agencies and departments;

5. Education

6. Sports

7. Sphere of marketing.