Bachelor in Geography and Planning

The Bachelor in Geography and Planning delivers solid competencies covering all aspects of geography (economic, social, physical and regional). It combines social sciences and environmental sciences to better understand the complexity of the contemporary world and the stakes of sustainable development, from a local to a global scale.

The degree, taught in French provides a solid grounding of knowledge and methodology whilst equipping students with the tools to understand our modern, globalised world. The Bachelor focuses on geomatics tools (mapping laboratories, remote sensing and data processing) and field training locally and abroad. It provides students with an operational training enabling them to apply taught theory in a working environment, from urban planning and land development to geomarketing, risk management and development.

During the first two years, students are introduced to broad geographical concepts to understand the Earth environment (relief, hydrography and climate) and transforming and differentiating processes of social spaces (demographic, social, cultural, political and economical). Students are also introduced to collecting geolocation data and statistical and mapping processing. The third year expands the theory taught in courses from the first and second year and prepares students for a Master degree by focusing on regional case studies (Asia, Middle-East, Europe), topical courses (risks, logistics and transportation, humanitarian, urban planning) and professional techniques and data processing (survey, spatial statistics and Geographical Information System).

The Bachelor in Geography and Planning offers abundant career opportunities in diverse sectors such as sustainable development, urban planning, local development, geopolitics, tourism and transportation and logistics. Private sectors (urban planning agencies, engineering offices, consultancy companies in sustainable development or geomarketing) and public entities (NGOs, Ministries, international agencies) are seeking geography graduates as they combine a global understanding of diverse issues with operational skills.

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.

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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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