Course Structure - NUZYP

Teaching Approach

NUZYP has developed an integrated curriculum with a focus on critical thinking, problem-solving, and research skills that helps our students develop clear ideas and understanding of current affairs and issues and prepares them for the rigors of graduate study.

Our courses challenge students to move beyond the learning of facts and figures to becoming thinkers and leaders, with the practical skills that are needed for graduate-level education and later as they contribute to the economic development of Kazakhstan. This educational approach is achieved through the use of a range of classroom models which include:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Digital Resources

Semester One

In Semester One, all NUZYP students are enrolled in three core modules. Our curriculum develops students’ understanding of multidisciplinary perspectives on current academic topics and themes, and it aids students in preparation for conducting their own research. During this semester, students explore each subject to develop a rich appreciation of the range of research topics available in their field, and to experience each subject with a creative thinking and problem-solving approach.

The core courses this semester include:

  • Academic Communications for Graduate Studies
  • Academic Reading for Graduate Studies
  • Academic Writing for Graduate Studies


Semester Two

Students continue their studies in the core modules, but they also are offered a course related to their future studies. Currently, NUZYP offers the following courses depending on the program in which they are enrolled. The current offerings are:

  • Economics and Statistics
  • Linear Algebra
  • Social Science Research Methods