Master in Agronomy


Program Description

Master’s program in Agronomy aims at training specialists ready to transform agricultural practices using efficient and productive research techniques. As a Master student in Agronomy at Sh.UalikhanovKokshetau State University you will develop the capacity to identify and analyze problems and to suggest and implement improvements to complex situations related to the use of plants, soil preservation, and productivity.

Graduates with a specialization «Plant cultivation and pedology» will be highly qualified within research methods, information and innovation technologies necessary in the area of plant cultivation and production as well as in soil conservation. You will develop strong competencies in the environmentally sound management of plants, water, and soil.

The master’s program in Agronomy will concentrate on scientific principles and techniques as well as on agricultural biometrics. You will broaden your scientific knowledge of plant and soil management and develop professionally in Agronomy acquiring well-founded knowledge and hands-on practical skills.

Components of the program

The two-year program is full-time, covering 122 ECTS.

Theoretical courses are mainly scheduled in the first semester.

The program is composed of compulsory courses and elective courses (chosen from the courses on offer within the specialization) making together 63 ECTS, two types of training (pedagogical and scientific), research project (thesis).

Pedagogical training aims at developing Master's student teaching skills in the field of ecology through conducting lectures and practical classes. Scientific training provides deep knowledge of theoretical, methodological and technological achievements in science as well as the organization and conducting of research projects.


Students who are registered at Sh. Ualikhanov KSU and have successfully completed the Agronomy Master’s program will obtain an MSc diploma in Agronomy with a specialization in plant cultivation and soil science.

Career prospects

As a Master’s graduate in Agronomy, you have a wide range of career options. The demand for agronomy specialists is considerable these days. The Master's program in Agronomy gives you knowledge and skills for advanced work in national and international advising consultancies in crop production, in the agricultural sector, in public institutions and private businesses. Moreover, the well-grounded knowledge and skills acquired during the Master’s study will lay a perfect basis for further Ph.D. studies.

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For admission to the magistracy it is necessary to submit the following documents:

  1. Statement addressed to the head of the organization;
  2. Notarized copies of documents of higher education with supplements;
  3. Personnel record card;
  4. Notarized copy of the work record book (if any);
  5. Six photos 3x4;
  6. Medical certificate form 086-U;
  7. Copy of the identity card;
  8. List of scientific publications and methodical works (if available);
  9. Receipt of payment for testing in a foreign language (original);
  10. Folder;
  11. An envelope (in shape of a diploma), 3 files;
  12. For applicants on a fee basis - a letter that guarantees the payment of tuition fees.

Brief overview

Language of instruction English/ Kazakh/Russian
Duration 2 years
Number of credits 122 ECTS
Start time Autumn semester 2020 (September)
Study type Full-time
Specializations Plant cultivation and soil science
Field of interest Agronomy


Coordinator of the program Head of Department of Plant Production and Pedology
Sansyzbay Memeshov
telephone:+ 7(716)2328429
International Affairs Office

Manager of International Affairs Office
Altynay Akhmetova

Last updated Oct 2019

About the School

Sh. Ualikhanov Kokshetau State University is one of the leading regional universities in Northern Kazakhstan. It is more than 50 years in the lead of the education system. The university was establish ... Read More

Sh. Ualikhanov Kokshetau State University is one of the leading regional universities in Northern Kazakhstan. It is more than 50 years in the lead of the education system. The university was established in 1996. Today Sh. Ualikhanov Kokshetau State University is a modern, actively developing higher education institution with a worthy tradition, great potential and serious plans for the future. Read less