Social Sciences -  Social Sciences

The Discipline of Social Sciences

The Social Sciences team at USP offers programmes in Psychology, Social Work, History, Sociology, Gender Studies, and Policing. We aim for research and teaching excellence in each of these areas. We have a great team of scholars and support staff who come from all over the Pacific and beyond. Our team is expanding, and every year new research and teaching stars are arriving to join.

Our goal is to produce research that is both theoretically strong and practically focused, and which addresses important social issues in the Pacific Region. Among other topics our scholars and postgraduate students examine issues such as sexual prejudice, migration, non-communicable diseases, domestic violence, and bias against minority cultures. In addition to our research achievements, our team has an exemplary teaching record. Our primary goal in teaching is to create a learning environment that ensures each and every student reaches their full potential. In addition to our undergraduate programs we offer several postgraduate programs, and accept Masters and PhD candidates.

Our Department is located in the CELT building (Building 091 or 2A on the campus map)

Head of the School of Law and Social Sciences (SoLaSS): Associate Professor Sandra Tarte
Deputy Head of School (Learning, Teaching and Quality): Dr Manoranjan Mohanty
Deputy Head of School (Research, Innovation and Postgraduate Affairs): Dr Margaret Mishra

For enquiries about enrolling in one of our programmes, please contact:
Mrs. Taraivosa Baikeirewa +679 323 2136  taraivosa.baikeirewa(at)
Mrs. Veniana Nacolarara +679 323 2083 veniana.nacolarara(at)

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