Bachelor in French Literature

The Bachelor in French Literature explores the world of literature and teaches the French language while introducing different expressions and techniques for written and verbal communication. This programme prepares students to pursue their careers in teaching, publishing, media and audiovisual sectors.

The degree focuses on classical and modern and contemporary writers of French, Francophone and Foreign Literature. Linguistics, rhetoric and the historical and geographical varieties of the French language are also explored in depth until its most recent evolution. In addition to studying in a multi-cultural background, students will develop their skills of analysis and synthesis and improve their proficiency in written and spoken communication, preparing them for related fields from teaching to journalism, in demand on the UAE market.

During the first two years, students will complete courses in Literature and Communication and combine their studies with courses from other departments including History of Art and Archaeology, History or Philosophy and Sociology. During the third year, a number of elective pre-professional courses are added to the programme. This Bachelor degree can lead to further study for the Master in Teaching French as a Foreign Language at Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi or institutions abroad.

Students are also eligible for journalism and communication schools competitive entrance exams.

The Bachelor degree offers abundant career opportunities in diverse fields including journalism and media, teaching, culture and cultural mediation, corporate communication and marketing, publishing, government and non-governmental entities.

Prix Goncourt: Become a Jury of the Literary Award
Le Choix Goncourt de l’Orient

This year again, Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi and the Department of French studies participated in the French literary award “ListeGoncourt/Le Choix de l’Orient”, which brings together several universities in the region at the initiative of the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie’s Middle East Office and the French Institute of Lebanon.

In order to follow the latest news at Sorbonne Abu Dhabi, click ListeGoncourt/Le Choix de l’Orient. Students who will compose the jury of the Sorbonne will make their own choices and elect one of them as president, who will participate in the grand jury of the Choix de l’Orient to be held in Beirut, during the Francophone Book Fair.

Tuition Fees (including admin fees):
AED 215,100 (approximately US$ 58,615)

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). Students with a French Baccalaureate are exempted from the language proficiency exam**

* Students not meeting this requirement may be accepted following a review of high school subject results, supporting exams score and a student’s personal statement.

** Students not meeting the required French Aptitude Certificate will be admitted conditionally in the programme, and enrolled in the Foundation Year in Intensive French. Upon its successful completion, they will be admitted into the bachelor degree programme.

Other Countries Education’s Systems

Conditions apply on other foreign curriculums according to the admission’s policy set by Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi. Please contact the Student Recruitment office by email: for more details.

Admission deadline
10 July 2022

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