The Department of Geography, as part of the Faculty of
Arts and Social Sciences, is celebrating its 50 th anniversary
in 2009. Within the span of fifty years of its existence,
the Department of Geography@UM has produced countless
graduates who are now contributing in the various sectors
of government, industry and NGOs. The Department acknowledges
that its performance will be measured from its ability
to produce skilled graduates who are able to contribute
to the needs of the nation and community. Hence, the Department
of Geography has kept its curriculum under regular review
in attempting to give the best possible training in the
core subject areas and geographical techniques that are
considered essential in the market place and in the various
career roles in the future.
Geography, as has other areas of the social sciences,
has come under recent scrutiny in terms of graduate employability.
The Department is of the opinion that geography graduates
are better placed than most to deal with issues that are
pertinent to the globalizing world around us. The interconnectedness
between man and environment, natural and social sciences,
global-regional-local relations are themes often explored
by geographers. Indeed, it is the ability of geographers
to take up the `bridging' position that makes geography
such a valuable discipline in these challenging times.
This is borne out by the fact that the Department of Geography
continue to be able to attract undergraduates from their
first year onwards.
Currently the Department of Geography offers undergraduate
programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts (BA) (Geography),
the Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) (Geography), and finally,
Bachelor of Arts (BA) (Environmental Studies). Postgraduate
studies involve the Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science
(MSc) and the Doctor of Philosophy. We would like to welcome
prospective applicants to our graduate research programmes
and you are welcome to browse through the information
that we have provided here for you in terms of the academic
staff specializations and research facilities. You are
welcome to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
for any queries.