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

The late, great civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “We are not makers of history. We are made by history.” History shapes us, it entails past events that create a big part of our identity thus discovering and learning history is emphasizing past experience that will equip us for the future.

The Bachelor of Arts (History) programme covers a wide range of subjects concerning history, from Malaysian History to other cultures, historical events and civilizations that somehow made its impact or is related to Malaysian history.

Career Opportunities

  • Educator
  • Curator
  • Record Keeper
  • Policy Maker
  • Consultant
  • Researcher/Research Assistant
  • Writer

Course Modules

  • Malaysian History
  • South East Asian History from the 1st Century to the 15th century
  • Introductory History of Early Civilizations in Asia
  • Introductory History of Civilizations in Europe
  • History Theories and Methods
  • Malay Society and Culture, 15th Century to 17th Century
  • Resistance Movement and Protest in Malaysia
  • Islam and the Society in Malaysia
  • History of Education in Malaysia
  • History of Women in Malaysia
  • History of the British Administration in Malaysia
  • History of Healthcare in Malaysia
  • Politics, Business and Diplomacy of Malay States, 1700-1800
  • Introductory History of Art in Malaysia and Indonesia during the Classical Period
  • History of the Multiracial Society in Malaysia
  • History of the Malaccan Malay Government, 15th Century to 16th Century
  • Early Period Political System and Business in South East Asia
  • History of the Philippines until the 20th Century
  • History of the Middle East, 1830-1919
  • History of Africa until the 15th Century
  • History of the Economic Expansion of Europe, 1500-1914
  • Early American History
  • South Asia until the 20th Century
  • Archeological Studies I
  • Nationalism in South East Asia
  • Shaping of Modern Africa’s History: Africa’s History 1400-1900

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

Phone: +6(03)7967 5507
Fax: +6(03)7967 5463

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