General Information


Since its creation in 1995, the Faculty of Social Studies and Humanities has successfully trained people to respond to the human resource requirements of a developing nation in the field of social sciences. The Faculty offers both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the diverse fields of Social Sciences, such as Psychology, Sociology, Economics, Statistics, Social Work and Social policy, History, Political Science, English, French, Creole Studies, Communication, Journalism, Anthropology, Social Development, Developmental Studies and so on. New fields of study have been added in response to emerging needs and demands of the country namely Actuarial Studies, International Relations, Politics with Public Administration etc. In line with demands of work sector, our programmes now include work placements and field visits.

The Faculty also offers programmes encompassing Oriental Languages, Performing Arts, Indian Philosophy, Mauritian Studies, Fine Arts, Digital Arts in collaboration with the Mahatma Gandhi Institute and Bachelor courses in Teacher Education with the Mauritius Institute of Education. 

The Faculty comprises of the following:

  • Department of Economics and Statistics
  • Department of English Studies
  • Department of French Studies
  • Department of History and Political Science
  • Department of Social Studies Multidisciplinary Centre for Research on Slavery and Indenture (CRSI)
  • The SSR Chair for African Studies
  • Mediacom Studio (founded in 2008)
  • Foreign Language Cell


Over the past few years, the Faculty has aimed to increase its research output. Many academics have completed their PhD while some are pursuing further studies. Publications by academics have appeared in national, regional and international journals. Academics have regularly provided expertise in applied research and consultancies for both the public and private sector.


Student Population 2016/2017 = 1681

No. of MPhil/PhD students = 19

No. of Postgraduate programmes = 4

No. of Undergraduate programmes = 33

No. of Academic staff = 67

Part-time academic staff = 64

Administrative/Support staff = 33

Technical staff = 3

FSSH and MGI MPhil/PhD Awards


Cohort 2015/2016
1 Mr Muhammad Shameem OOZEERALLY in the field of “Language Studies”
2 Miss Sonalisingh RAMSOHOK in the field of “Experimental Economics and International Trade”
3 Mrs Marie-Hélène Yannick BOSQUET-BALLAH in the field of “Linguistique et Phonétique Générales”
4 Mrs Ratna SOOKLALL in the field of “Hindi Literature”
5 Mrs Sundhya Devi ANCHARAZ-NAWOSAH in the field of “Hindi Fiction”
6 Mrs Zibya ISSACK-BOLAH in the field of “Francophone Literature”
7 Mrs Nefertiti Outimsingh KALLEE in the field of “French Literature”
8 Mr Aveeraj Sharma PEEDOLY in the field of “Development Studies”
9 Mr Jacques Jonathan RAVAT in the field of “Anthropology of Religion”
10 Ms Sheilana Devi RAMDOO in the field of “Arts Education”
11 Mrs Ai-Ling Jennifer AH-KION in the field of "Organisational Psychology"

Cohort 2016/2017
1 Mrs Sattiavattee HURRY in the field of "Human Rights and Public Health Law"
2 Mr Hurrybans Lallah RAMDUTH in the field of "Cultural Studies