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Welcome to the Faculty of Social Sciences:


As the Dean, I feel privileged and honoured to lead a faculty that plays such an important role in society. Social science is an academic discipline covering a wide range of curriculum. In its broadest sense social science is the study of society and the manner in which people behave and influence the world around them. It seeks to draw attention to problem areas and alternative courses of action within society itself. Social science provides vital information to government and policy makers, local authorities, non-governmental organisations and others.


The Faculty of Social Sciences is fully aware of its role in the changing society and adopts ingenious strategies in the delivery of requisite skills to its learners. It prides itself in being a student-friendly faculty. Please browse the website to see what the faculty can offer you.



To be a leading faculty in teaching, research and community engagements in Social Sciences, recognised nationally and internationally, attracting the best students and staff of high professional calibre, producing relevant and marketable graduates empowered to contribute to the economic, social and political well-being of the nation.



The mission of the Faculty of Social Sciences is to:

Engage in high quality teaching and research under conducive environment;

Develop the link between teaching, research and community engagements;

Contribute meaningfully to the communities in Lesotho and Africa;

Ensure relevance of course offerings to the demands of the nation and the world of employment at large;

Recruit the best and most diverse students and staff;

Set highest standards in both undergraduate and graduate education and

Ensure growth and development of staff



The Faculty is committed to honesty, professionalism, respect, tolerance, transparency, accountability, innovation, resourcefulness, collaboration, academic freedom and excellence


Statistical profile


The Faculty of Social Sciences has five departments namely, Business Administration, Economics, Political and Administrative Studies, Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work and Statistics and Demography. In 2013/2014 academic year, we had a total of 2071 registered students. Our staff compliment is 52 academic staff and 8 support staff members.