Bachelor in History of Art and Archaeology

The Bachelor in History of Art and Archaeology provides students with the knowledge and skills for rewarding careers in art and archaeology. The degree covers Middle Eastern, Western and Asiatic Civilisations and retraces the history of socio-cultural exchanges and their influence through the ages

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What are the admission requirements?
• French Baccalaureate with a minimum final average of 12/20 or High School Diploma with a minimum 80% average (or equivalent)
• French Aptitude Certificate: minimum score of B2 level (accepted certificates: DU issued by Sorbonne University, DELF, TEF, TCF and SELFEE)

Q. What does the course curriculum cover?
A. During the first year, students discover Egyptology, Antique Near-East Archaeology and Greek and Roman worlds. During the second and third year, students are exposed to Middle Eastern History of Art (Islamic Arts), Asian Arts (India, Far East) and Western World (Middle-Age Arts, Modern and Contemporary Arts). Classes on new technologies and methodology in History of Art are also included in the programme

Q. What is the course duration and schedule?
A. 3 years

Q. What are the opportunities after finishing the bachelors degree?
A. The degree in History of Art and Archaeology opens doors to several career options including curators, archaeologists, speakers, programmer and cultural mediator. Numerous other opportunities lie in the fields of heritage institutes and tourism, cultural publishing and journalism, teaching and research and communication

Q. Where is the degree recognized from?
A. The degree is awarded by Sorbonne University in Paris and recognized by UAE (CAA)

Q. Are there any scholarships?
• Emirati citizens receive the H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan scholarship grant covering tuition fees for the programme and a foundation year (if any)
• For non-Emirati students, academic excellence scholarships are offered, covering up to 75% of the tuition fee

Q. What is the application deadline?
A. 10 July 2022

The degree aims to provide students with knowledge and analysis techniques related to all disciplines. It provides a broad historical, sociological and technical overview of these key areas of study. Students will understand and develop methodologies and critical thinking in architecture, sculpture, paintings, manuscripts, photography and cinema across different historical periods.

Students are therefore taught a full knowledge of these artistic disciplines. This includes their historical origins, the main periods and places of creation, the various functions and/or meanings assigned to art and the exchanges that have taken place since ancient times

Why choose
Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi

  • World-class international higher education
  • Academic excellence scholarships and preferential rates available
  • Degrees accredited by UAE (CAA) and France
  • State-of-the-art campus, modern library facilities, sports centre
  • On-campus student accommodation
  • Industry links and career support


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