Department of Social Studies

Head of Department

Faculty of Social Studies & Humanities
University of Mauritius

Phone Ext: 7707
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Dear Students,

Welcome to the Department of Social Studies!

This department is multidisciplinary as it is composed of four units, namely: Communication Studies, Psychology, Sociology and Social Work. A wide range of programmes are offered by the Department thus channeling students into different fields of expertise and careers such as social work, journalism, counselling, teaching, social research and analysis, among others. The Department works closely with the public and private sectors as well as the Non-Governmental Organisations through consultancy projects and student placements. Academic staff of the Department work together to provide high standards of teaching and they are also actively engaged in a number of research projects at national, regional and international levels. Members of the department have been involved as consultants on issues related to domestic violence, gender equality, poverty, street children, drug abuse, social policy, media and democracy among others.

I wish you all the best in your studies and also a productive and fruitful time at the University of Mauritius.


Ms Deepa Gokulsing
Senior Lecturer in Sociology
Head of Department