5В021000 Foreign philology

Academic degree: bachelor

Mode: full-time

Duration of study: 4 years (8 semesters)

Language: English

Location: Almaty, Kaskelen / Smart campus


Description of the specialty

In a multi-lingual and multi-cultural world, the Foreign Philology programme aims to provide young philologists with the superior scientific qualifications that will assist them in their future professional careers. Philology is a multi-level discipline which has many aspects, from the restoration of texts to their thorough interpretation. It offers a great breadth and variety, distinction and diversity as the texts it studies; however, in terms of methodology it is uniform and founded upon the theory of artistic speech, literature and the history of ideas.

The undergraduate Foreign Philology provides comprehensive training in all areas of English Language studies. Course work is offered in Grammar, advanced literature, historical periods, important authors and literary movements, literary theory and linguistics. All students develop a broad competence in general topics of English language philology before moving to a more specialized knowledge of a single area or topic.


Strengths of education in SDU

The objectives of the programme are to ensure that students broaden and systematize the acquired knowledge about the content, methodology, major theories and current research in literature, general and applied linguistics, develop awareness of implementing theories in practice, acquire research work skills, foster generic and subject-specific competences and apply them in research work and professional practice. Students develop the ability to formulate, do a summative analysis of the developmental tendencies in linguistics, literary studies and language acquisition, and the ability to state the research problems and propose approaches to solving problems.

Philology students study Spanish, Turkish or Chinese as the second compulsory language. Those wishing to receive a Teaching Certificate are offered special courses in order to become teachers of English. All courses are organized in full accordance with state requirements.



Main disciplines

General English;

Professional English;

Introduction to Linguistics;

General Linguistics;


British and American Literature;

World Literature;

Theory of Literature;

Basic Translation;

Academic writing;

Public speaking;

Foreign language (not English).


Career and job prospects

Undergraduate degree in foreign Philology enables the graduates to have a number of job opportunities at institutions of secondary and higher education, public administration agencies, non-governmental organizations, the publishing industry, mass media, translation and terminology centres.


Tuition fee: Foreign philology

Condition of admission: Certificate of UNT, selective subjects are English and History.

Admission details


Coordinator: Adilzhan Anay                     

 Admission office:                                        

 For foreign citizens:                              

 Тел.: +7 727 307 95 65

 Email:  adilzhan.anay@sdu.edu.kz

 Тел.: +7 727 307 95 60, (231)

 Email: pr@sdu.edu.kz

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 Email: dfa@sdu.edu.kz


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