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.