• Faculty of Arts And Social Sciences
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Department Overview

Geography became an academic subject at the tertiary level Malaya in 1928 when the Raffles College was established in Singapore. 21 years later it became Universiti Malaya. After the Federation of Malaya became independent in 1957, a school was established in 1959 Kuala Lumpur. At that time, the Department of Geography only had 5 academics and general staff.

Today, the Department of Geography offered several programs including Bachelor of Geography, Master of Arts (MA), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D). We have nearly 100 Bachelor’s Degree students each academic year. 

The programs that we reflect the multidisciplinary nature of Geography. At the Bachelor and Postgraduate levels, students have the opportunity to study various types of sub-specialties including Social Geography, Physical Geography, Urban Geography, Political Geography, Economic Geography, Transportation Geography, Natural Disaster Geography, Biogeography, Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, and other courses related to the discipline of Geography. 

Through the new application of curriculum values in the Department of Geography programs, it opens new opportunity exposing the students about new programs that train their proficiencies in using new technologies in education and research field, industrial training, student exchange programs and so on, to improve the market value and competitive edge of the students preparing for the career world.

Distinguished alumni from the department, YBhg. Prof. Dato' Dr. Ghazali bin Dato' Mohd. Yusoff the Executive Chairman and Managing Director of Nusantara Technologies Sdn. Bhd. YBhg. Prof. Madya Ts. Dr. Ramzah Dambul, who is currently the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) of Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS). YBhg. Professor Dr. Mohd Rafi Bin Yaacob the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic & International, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK) and YBhg. Tan Sri Datuk Hajah Norliza Rofli the former Director-General of the National Culture and Arts Department, Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia.

Head of Department

Professor Dr. Norhaslina Hassan
Professor

Tel :  +603 -79675504/5418
Fax : +603 -79675457
Email : nhaslina@um.edu.my

Last Update: 17/08/2022