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.

In order to manage the data and documents produced daily in our current world, all institutions and companies need to hire specialized experts in this strategic area because document management is very important for them to have full control over all institutional data and information in order to make better decisions, protect their rights and document institutional memory.

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.

Students 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.

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.

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

Admission requirements

Admission to the program is very selective ; the following are minimal criteria to apply for admission in to the Foundation Year:

  • 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

Based on the recommendation of the Admission Committee, a selection of outstanding applicants might be offered direct admission into the first year of the Bachelor in Records Management and Archival Science.

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
30 July 2022

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