Bachelor in Records Management and Archival Science

The three-year bachelor’s degree in Records management and archival science at Sorbonne Abu Dhabi is designed in collaboration with the National Archives of the United Arab Emirates. The program will be taught in English by doctors, professors and international experts to provide students with the highest levels of scientific and professional skills in a field that has been developing in recent decades

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What are the admission requirements?
• High School Diploma with a minimum 80% average (or equivalent)
• English Proficiency Exam: EmSAT – English – minimum score of 1250, 70 in iBT TOEFL or IELTS 5.5
• Arabic Proficiency: A minimum average of 75% in the Arabic subject in the high school

Q. What does the course curriculum cover?
A. The degree is delivered by Sorbonne University in Paris. Its complete title is: Bachelor in the field of Human and Social Sciences; Area: History; Specialty: Records Management and Archival Science. In the French academic system, this specialization is usually related to History due to a long-standing tradition of historical record keeping and archives. However, this degree mainly focuses on the topical issues of records management and archival science in a professional context.

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

Q. What are the opportunities after finishing the bachelors degree?
A. This bachelor’s degree fulfils job market requirements by offering a highly demanded specialty for all businesses. This bachelor degree allows candidates to pursue a career as an:

• Archivist (digital and physical)
• Information specialist
• Digital Asset Manager
• Electronic Records Manager

General management and administrative opportunities exist in all kinds of government institutions and private companies, such as ministries, government authorities, municipalities and universities/colleges, public libraries, cultural institutions, health sector institutions (hospitals), service industries, international companies and NGOs

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. 30 July 2022

The bachelor offers classes in political sciences, economy, international relations, geopolitics and public policy. Students can also choose to study a language between English, Arabic, German, Italian, Spanish or ChineseStudents enrolled in this degree programme acquire a thorough knowledge in records management and digital archiving. Fundamental archival teachings provide students with an in-depth knowledge of the theories, standards and methods for controlling the creation, capture and classification of documents and records through their lifecycle. Moreover, it provides scientific knowledge and skills for appraising, collecting, classifying, describing, managing and preserving authentic archives in all media formats to serve business, economic, administrative, legal, and the historical needs of public and private organizations and citizens.

Beyond the fundamental archival courses, students will also gain technical, digital and professional skills for administrative, business and management purposes. Students will gain a well-rounded experience due to semestrial – applied works and a long internship in public institutions or private companies in the UAE, with the support of the National Archives

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


Years of academic excellence


Undergraduate Programmes






Years in Abu Dhabi

© Copyright 2021 Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi