Welcome to Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi (PSUAD), your first step towards an international prestigious degree.
Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi is a higher education institution that attracts the best students from the UAE and around the world. Established in 2006 as a result of an agreement between the Paris-Sorbonne University in Paris and the Government of Abu Dhabi, Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi has benefitted from its unique associations with three globally renowned academic institutions; Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris Descartes University and the Pierre et Marie Curie University, ensuring that degrees offered are to the highest international standards and identical to those obtained in Paris.

Our students benefit from 760 years of academic excellence and learn on a state-of-the-art campus on Al-Reem Island in Abu Dhabi.

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi is a place of cultural exchange where teachers and students are constantly on the move and a sought-after destination for academic and cultural events.

Our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are specially designed to train our students for international careers that match the demands of global employment markets.

All 13 postgraduate (Masters) degrees are taught in English except the Master in Teaching French as a Foreign Language, which is taught in French.

All 12 undergraduate degrees, with the exception of Physics (taught in English), are taught in French. Students must be fluent in the French language to join an undergraduate programme. French as a Foreign Language (FLE) courses are offered to prospective students who do not have a sound command of French, to bring them to the level required to study an undergraduate degree.

Programs taught in:
English
French
Arabic (Egypt)

This school also offers:

Master

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi

The Master’s degree in Banking and Finance prepares students for global careers in Banking and Finance by highlighting the substantial range of wealth management issues a ... [+]

Overview

The course structure is designed to ensure that students will emerge as skilful thinkers and problem solvers. Students will refine their skills in communication, negotiations and decision-making. Through constant interaction with their peers, students will hone their abilities to work together as a team. The combination of intensive learning and practical application will sharpen skills, boost performance and ensure students are well positioned for a rewarding career.

Supported by Paris-Descartes University professors and external working professionals, this Master degree in Banking and Finance, allows students to gain access to faculty and professionals who have achieved worldwide acclaim. Beyond lectures and seminars, students can participate in workshops organised by industry professionals and prominent personalities from the finance departments of distinguished corporations.... [-]

United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi
September 2019
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The two-year Master in Environment: Dynamics of Territories and Societies prepares students for careers in environmental and planning fields. The program offers a special ... [+]

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The program offers a specialized and multidisciplinary education on the management of environments complemented by practical and applied courses. Students will also learn how to process and interpret data based on location and spatial factors and devise solutions using GIS approaches and tools. At every point of the course, your communication skills and research will be encouraged through projects, workshops, and dialogue with faculty and experts. The combination of intensive learning and practical application of technologies like GIS along with spatial analysis and data visualization will sharpen skills, boost performance and ensure students are well positioned for a rewarding career.... [-]

United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi
September 2019
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Paris-Sorbonne University (Paris IV) and the Ecole du Louvre offer a professional Master degree in the «History of art and museum studies », at the new Paris Sorbonne Uni ... [+]

Paris-Sorbonne University (Paris IV) and the Ecole du Louvre offer a professional Master degree in the «History of art and museum studies », at the new Paris Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi campus on Al Reem Island. The collaboration between these two prestigious French institutions is unprecedented.

The city of Abu Dhabi alone is preparing to open not less than seven new museums, including the Louvre. In the coming years, qualified staff, trained in the fields of history of arts and in the various professions related to museum management, will be necessary to uphold the scientific and intellectual quality of these institutions. It is in this specific context and with a view to responding to these requirements, that this professional Master programme was designed.... [-]

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The two-year Master in International Business and Languages teaches students to master the concepts and techniques relevant to international business whilst enabling them ... [+]

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The two-year Master in International Business and Languages teaches students to master the concepts and techniques relevant to international business whilst enabling them to gain extensive knowledge of core business strategies within a global economic context by learning crucial management concepts in different fields.

Today, successful business leaders must possess both the theoretical and empirical tools that equip them to make structured management decisions factoring various cultural, financial, commercial, social and political parameters. With this degree, students will grasp various International Economics concepts that will enable them to understand the impact of how current issues influence international business. By learning the concepts of Business Law, students will enhance their comprehension of the legal environment, helping them to decipher legal documents and practices that structure businesses.... [-]

United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi
September 2019
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The Master’s degree in International Business Law is a programme spread across four semesters over two years. The course schedule is carefully designed to accommodate wor ... [+]

Course Schedule

The Master’s degree in International Business Law is a programme spread across four semesters over two years. The course schedule is carefully designed to accommodate working professionals by arranging classes in the afternoon in order to enable students who are employed full-time to obtain a degree. All our Master’s courses are taught in English.

Through courses, individual research, and internships, you will work closely with the faculty and other professionals in Paris and Abu Dhabi.

Networking

Each class will have a reduced number of students from different countries. A strict entry selection procedure will guarantee the quality of the degree and will allow you to expand your personal network with high potential peers.... [-]

United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi
September 2019
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The Master in International Law, International Relations and Diplomacy has two specializations. Our faculty is composed of professors and law professionals from Paris-Des ... [+]

This multidisciplinary programme has two directions:

The programme of International Law, Diplomacy, and International Relations introduces students to the frameworks and processes underlying international relations. You will learn the key intellectual tools that expose you to contemporary international relations. Specialist study modules focus on the forms of organisation, dispute settlement, the law of treaties, law of the sea and rules governing diplomatic relations. Additionally, you will study economic and financial relations, international trade, the economic law in its institutional aspects followed by international criminal and human rights law, environment and sustainable development and nuclear law. Students also explore the historical and geopolitical contexts of international relations, providing a working knowledge of tried and tested diplomatic techniques.... [-]

United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi
October 2019
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The 18-month Master’s in Marketing, Management, Communications and Media prepares students for career opportunities in diverse fields across the world. The classes combi ... [+]

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The 18-month Master’s in Marketing, Management, Communications and Media prepares students for career opportunities in diverse fields across the world.

In today’s evolving marketplace, innovation communication strategies are imperative to enhance individual and national development. With rapid globalization, the current economic environment faces many challenges including changing consumption patterns, increasing competition, talent retention, shifting media platforms, transforming trends in the digital age and socio-cultural issues. As a result, business firms and government entities require their products and services to be deeply linked to communications and social changes.... [-]

United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi
September 2019
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The two-year Master’s in Performing Arts Management prepares students for global careers in the exciting and lucrative industry of Performing Arts. Performing arts is an ... [+]

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The two-year Master’s in Performing Arts Management prepares students for global careers in the exciting and lucrative industry of Performing Arts.

Performing Arts is a favourable career choice that elevates understanding of cultures, enriches society, and sustains the legacy of nations. Through the methodological and intellectual support of western and regional teachings, students will learn strategic issues vital to cultural aspects of the region and beyond. By learning the technical applications, professional demands and quality and pace of artist and venue management, students will become effective advocates of performing arts. Students will expand their understanding of the identity of music and performance arts specific to the region. By cross-promoting the best of both worlds, students will learn to highlight regional contributions to the west and adopt western forms of live performances as well as create synergies with other visual arts forms such as cinema and video.... [-]

United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi
January 2020
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The two-year Master’s in Social Research: Consulting, Survey and Evaluation, is designed for students to acquire the fundamental knowledge and skills of how and why Socia ... [+]

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The two-year Master’s in Social Research: Consulting, Survey and Evaluation, is designed for students to acquire the fundamental knowledge and skills of how and why Social Research is instrumental in contemporary society.

The countries that form the Gulf Cooperation Council possess an exclusive demographical and social structure that necessitates rapid changes. Socio-economic progress has resulted in the transformation that requires appropriate corrections to economic and social policies. Research and analytical specialists are in high demand to monitor change, modify policies and make the right socio-economic decisions including changes to the education system, city planning, resource sharing, diversification policies and workforce nationalisation. The Master in Social Research: Consulting, Survey, and Evaluation of Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi (PSUAD) respond to the changing needs of policymakers in government entities, state-owned enterprises and the consultancy sectors who require intelligent and skilled experts to design and implement responses to issues affecting the nation.... [-]

United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi
September 2019
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You are thinking of improving your experience by adding a Masters Degree to your profile. If you are a fluent French speaker, the Master Degree in the French Language int ... [+]

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The one-year Master’s in Teaching French as a Foreign Language is designed for students to acquire the fundamental knowledge and skills required for teaching French in Arabic cultures. All courses are taught in French.

The program combine a taught semester covering solid the three key areas of this degree; inter-culturalism (relations between the French-speaking world and the Arab world), linguistics (French and contrastive, analyzed in the French-Arab area) and didactics (cognitive, psychological, cultural and practical). During the second semester, students complete an internship and gain practical experience of teaching to reinforce their knowledge and skills gained through academic study.... [-]

United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi
October 2019
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The 18-month Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning is designed for students to acquire the fundamental knowledge and skills required for jobs as a professional planner. ... [+]

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The 18-month Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning is designed for students to acquire the fundamental knowledge and skills required for jobs as a professional planner.

A habitable modern city is only successful if its different components are efficiently integrated and the residents and citizens benefit economically and socially leading to an improved quality of life. Regional and Urban Planners strategically link the complex components of cities and regions including budget, legalities, availability of infrastructure and land and visual appeal. Through intelligent planning, they create plans to build and organically grow dynamic and functional public spaces for small and large populations. Planners work alongside engineers, architects, law enforcement agencies, environmental consultants, legal advisors to create vibrant and sustainable cities and regions.... [-]

United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi
September 2019
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