Social and psychological work with vulnerable segments of the population

The educational program “Social work” is aimed at in-depth training of specialists in the field of social management, social psychology, research methodology and organization of social activities.

Advantage of the program 

The opportunity to acquire relevant psychological competencies in addition to training in the specialty of social work, which allows you to effectively solve both professional and personal tasks in the future.

To be in demand despite the technologization and automation of the labor market. It is two specialties such as Social work and Psychology that will not be available for robotization due to the specifics of these areas – work with emotion management, providing social and emotional assistance.

Several areas of professional career development at the end of the program: in the academic field (doctoral studies in Kazakhstan, PhD abroad, research and teaching) and in the applied field (HR, marketing researches, public and government organizations).

Selection of academic mobility programs with Narxoz partner universities from near and far abroad.

Developed practice base, including well-known NGО of the Republic of Kazakhstan (shelter for victims of domestic violence ARASHA, Children’s hospice of Healthy Asia, PF Eurasia-Central Asia, and others) and the public sector of social support in Almaty.


The master’s program “Social work” is aimed at in-advance training of specialists in the field of social sphere, social psychology, research methodology and organization of social activities. The training is provided in Russian and Kazakh.

Knowledge and ability to use the latest scientific and practical developments in the field of social work and psychology will ensure the advantage of graduates of the program in the labor market. Graduates of the program will be able to understand and adequately interpret the behavior of people, social groups, their reaction to various events, will be able to provide effective social and psychological support for negotiations at the micro and miso levels, analyze and explain individual and mass behavior of people and other socio-psychological processes and phenomena. Masters will be able to monitor and research problematic phenomena in the professional sphere, acquire the skill of professional communication, including in English (Narxoz provides an opportunity to study professional mastery of a foreign language) and possess diagnostic tools and methods of statistical analysis of research data.

Career opportunities

Possible employment vectors for graduates of the master’s program Social work:

Scientific career: continuing education in the academic environment of Narxoz or obtaining a PhD in foreign universities under the Bolashak program, programs of partner universities;

Teaching career: institutions of higher professional education, including Narxoz;

Public service: public administration bodies (departments and offices dealing with social policy);

Work in international and regional non-profit organizations: ARASHA, UN, UNICEF KAZAKHSTAN, charity organizations and others.

Program disciplines
  • Family and demographic policy and social practice
  • Sustainable development
  • Technologies for analyzing socio-political data
  • Social policy and social welfare
  • Human behavior and social environment
  • Psychology of social work (advanced level)
  • Social and psychological work with women, children and teenagers
  • Psychodiagnostics and psychocorrection (advanced level)
  • Psychology and social work in higher education.
  • Socio-psychological research in social work
  • Reflection in social work: methods and construction.

For any additional information about the program

please contact professor Italmasova R.B.: