Department of History and Political Science

Head of Department
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Dr Manorama Akung
Faculty of Social Studies & Humanities
University of Mauritius

Phone Ext: 7937
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Message of HOD

Dear students,

Welcome to the Department of History and Political Science. This department is composed of two units, namely, the History Unit and the Political Science Unit. The main areas of teaching and research in the department include History, Politics, International Relations, Public Administration, Archeology, Anthropology and Heritage studies.

The department offers both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees which provide students with wide ranging skills and knowledge which equip them to secure employment both in the public and private organisations. Our graduates are employed in the different ministries, cultural institutions, parastatal bodies, NGOs, international institutions and also as journalists, teachers, among others. The versatility and broadness of our programmes open wide ranging opportunities for our graduates to undertake further studies and benefit from scholarships both locally and internationally.

The department regularly organises conferences, seminars and workshops and invites both local and international scholars and experts to share their expertise with our students, members of the civil society and the public in general. Apart from giving their best in their academic studies students are encouraged to participate actively in the different activities organised by us to gain a more enriching and productive experience but also an enjoyable time as a student of the department. If you need more information, do not hesitate to contact us.


Best regards,

Dr Manorama Akung
Head of Department