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Studying History in Malaysia involves the discovery, collection, organisation and presentation of information about past events.
Do you truly believe that one can’t tell where they’re going until they know where they’ve been? If so, you may want to take up the study of History in Malaysia. Let us explain in detail the history of, well, history!
An education in History equips graduates with the necessary skills for a number of careers. The core of history is to learn about how historical events affect modern day society and culture. Yes, we know you’ve learned history in your high school sy
Southeast Asian History
History of Malaysia
History of China
World Histories: Contact, Conflict and Culture from Ancient to Modern
The First World War
Histories of Empire
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Consuls, dictators and emperors: Roman politics in the first century BC
Castles: Military technology and social change from the middle ages to the modern
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If you love reading history books and you feel that solving history’s unresolved issues bring out the detective in you, History could become an interesting and rewarding path for you.
With so many degree options out there, here are some top reasons why you should study History:
By taking a gander at the historical backdrop of various societies, a History student can develop a superior comprehension of why certain people groups act the way they do. By learning at the different cultures of society, a wide social mindfulness is yours for the taking.
People always think History is about the past and there’s no point wasting time learning about it when we should be moving on. But what kind of direction and vision would you have if you have not learned from your mistakes? The past affects the present and influences the future. This course will help students understand how we have evolved and appreciate the community we live in now.
Do you sometimes go to a coffee shop and eavesdrop at people’s conversations? What do they usually talk about? Probably how terrible the economy and politics is, but do you know the whole story of how it came about? Or are you one of those who condemn without fully grasping how difficult freedom fighters had to struggle to obtain freedom? Well, then History is one course you should dive into, to understand how far we’ve come.
A Pass with at least a credit in
Bahasa Melayu / Bahasa Malaysia or equivalent
“Pendidikan Islam” / “Tasawwur Islam” / ”Pendidikan Al-Qur’an & As-Sunnah” / ”Pendidikan Syariah Islamiah” at the SPM level or equivalent
At least three (3) principal passes (minimum grade D)
A Diploma or any other Equivalent Qualification with a CGPA 3.00 recognised by the Government of Malaysia and approved by the Senate of the University
A relevant first or second class Honours degree, or a degree qualification, or equivalent qualification recognised by the Malaysian Government, acceptable to the University
A Master's Degree in relevant field and shows evidence of adequate related research or work experiences to satisfaction of Senate
Important Note: Diploma is not offered for this course. Students can enrol for a pre-university programme before applying for a degree in History.
You can opt for other pre-university qualifications as well besides STPM. Although STPM takes 1.5 years to complete, you’ll have to wait another six months for UPU to open their next intake. So technically, you’ll be spending two years before you can enrol for a degree programme.
You can opt for other pre-university qualifications as well besides STPM. Although STPM takes 1.5 years to complete, you’ll have to wait another six months for UPU to open their next intake. So technically, you’ll be spending two years before you can enro
As a Historian, you need to know your history! Well many assume it’s all about memorising, and while that is partly true, once you truly grasp and embrace the stories and cultures behind each one, you’ll find it so much easier to remember, it’ll be like second nature to you.
Gone are the days where teachers would try and turn historical events into tales that would be easy to remember, as at a university level, for the most part, it has typically few contact hours with the lecturer, requiring much more independent research and prodding.
A historian can work in numerous sub-disciplines. While this is definitely an added advantage, you will need to be ready to work in different environments, curating different types of objects, and all the while maintaining and composed sense of knowledge of the history behind the material you’re in charge of!
Below are a few of the top History firms in Malaysia.
Do note that all courses should be accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). Click here to check if the course you choose is accredited
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