Bachelor in History

The Bachelor in History delivers broad historical knowledge from ancient civilisations to present history. To cope with our globalised world and to better understand contemporary issues, the programme focuses on European and international history

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. The programme is organised around a core curriculum with a choice of two policy streams. Students wishing to broaden their knowledge in human sciences can choose “Civilisations and Communication” while students who prefer to deepen their historical knowledge with a focus on International Relations, Geopolitics, Political Sciences, International Law and History of Diplomacy can choose “International Relations”

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

Q. What are the opportunities after finishing the bachelors degree?
A. This degree provides a unique opportunity for working in a variety of sectors including journalism, communication and media, political sciences, diplomacy and NGOs and public service and administration. Graduates can also work in education, publishing, heritage institutions, international tourism and trade

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 objective of this Bachelor degree is to deliver global knowledge and expertise in different areas such as political, economic, social, cultural and diplomatic history. Students will also learn to develop written and oral skills such as logical and critical thinking, argumentation and analysis. Moreover, they will strengthen their learning by completing a professional project and by learning a new language. Major courses teach students how to understand and analyse major global events across the world and throughout the most important historical periods. It develops a wide range of soft skills including critical thought, reasoning, clear expression, creativity, initiative and ability to effectively analyse issues

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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