Bachelor of Arts (BA) Geography, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur

It is a common misconception that geography is about “what is where”. Although geography does primarily deal with physical analysis of a location, it also provides explanation of why the phenomenon is there. Geography, in short, answers the question “why what is where”.

Geography emphasizes the locational analysis of human activities and their relationships with the environment. These interactions of different systems are not often studied together, except within geography.

The programme offered reflects the multidisciplinary nature of Geography. Students have the opportunity to study their subject matter in a number of different areas including: Biogeography, Cultural and Historical Geography, Economic Geography, Environment and Resource Management, Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, Transportation Geography, Physical Geography, Social Geography, and Urban Geography.

Career Opportunities

  • Author
  • City Infrastructure Planner
  • Consultant
  • Humanitarian Aid Officer
  • Human Resource Planner
  • Public Transportation & Roadways Manager
  • Zoning Committee Advisor

Course Modules

  • Physical Geography: Process and Formation
  • Human Geography: Process and Pattern
  • Geography of Malaysia
  • Analysis Methods in Geography
  • Physical Geography Systems Analysis
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Tropical Hydrology
  • Geography of Economics
  • Population Geography and Demography
  • Interpretation of Aerial Photos and Remote Sensing
  • Rural Residential Geography
  • Space and Location Analysis
  • Quantitative Geographical Methods
  • Geomorphology
  • Climate Studies
  • Social Geography
  • Urban Geography
  • Geography of South East Asia
  • Transport Geography
  • Soil Geography
  • Sociological Impact Analysis Technique
  • Biogeography
  • Political Geography
  • Further Geographic Information Systems
  • City Planning and Regional Development
  • Advanced Remote Sensing
  • Development and Water Resources
  • Tourism Geography
  • Natural Disaster Geography

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Department of Geography
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
University of Malaya,
50603 Kuala Lumpur,

Phone: +6(03)7967 5504
Fax: +6(03)7959 5457

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