The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Malaya is one of the best known institutions in Malaysia with an excellent international reputation for the development of arts and social sciences studies. Officially inaugrated in 1959, the faculty is among the earliest established in the Kuala Lumpur campus of University Malaya, consequently making it a pioneer in teaching and research in the field of Arts and Social Sciences in Malaysia.
Over 100 academicians, half of them PhD holders, mentor and provided resources for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. To date, there are over 700 postgraduate students pursuing coursework-based and research-based degress in Arts and Social Sciences. A groving number of postgraduate applicants from Asian, North America, Africa and the Middle East are reviewed and accepted annually.