Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi

Introduction

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 not only the best students from the UAE, but also the best students from all over the Middle East and the around the world.

In May 2006 and under the high patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) and Paris Sorbonne University, PSUAD opened in the city of Abu Dhabi.

Coming from a legacy known for its richness in knowledge to another legacy enjoying exceptional cultural heritage, PSUAD remains true to the same teaching structure implemented in Paris. The campus of Abu Dhabi offers a whole array of subjects as in Sorbonne-Paris and Paris-Descartes. Its teachings are exclusively delivered by lecturers from the Paris following the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).


Management Council Members

The Management Council is comprised of three members from France and three members from the UAE.

• Louis Vogel; President of PRES Sorbonne Universities

• Alain Tallon; delegate professeur à la scolarité

• Barthélémy Jobert; Presidentof Paris-Sorbonne university


The UAE members of the Board of Management are:

• H.E. Dr. Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili; Director General of Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC), and Vice President of the Management Council of Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi.

• Dr. Masood Abdallah Badri; Head of planning, policies and performance management at Abu Dhabi Education Council.
• Mr. Zaki Nusseibeh; Deputy Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Cultural and Heritage Authority.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • French
  • Arabic (Egypt)

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Programs

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Master

Master in Banking and Finance

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Arab Emirates 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 and their solutions that sway global financial markets. In today’s dynamic and volatile economy, financial institutions play a crucial role. Recent changes in the international financial landscape have had a major impact on global economies. [+]

Overview The course structure is designed to ensure that students will emerge as skillful 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 of 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. Structure The degree in Banking and Finance is taught in English and covers a total of four semesters across two years, starting in September. At the end of this degree, you will have 120 credits. The exclusively designed course schedule includes classes over short periods in consideration of students who intend to combine their studies with work and working professionals. To view the brochure please click here [-]

Master in Environment: Dynamics of Territories and Societies

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

The two-year Master in Environment: Dynamics of Territories and Societies prepares students for careers in environmental and planning fields. 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. [+]

Overview 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 visualisation will sharpen skills, boost performance and ensure students are well positioned for a rewarding career. Our faculty is composed of Paris-Sorbonne professors and external working professionals who have achieved worldwide acclaim. We also recruit renowned personalities from specialised institutions in France and the UAE as visiting lecturers. Courses are generally interactive and each teacher provides additional materials to aid learning. This Master programme is supported by the Departments of Geography and Planning, Law, Economics, Foreign Languages, and Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle de Paris. STRUCTURE The degree in Environment: Dynamics of Territories and Societies is taught in English and covers a total of four semesters across two years, starting in September. At the end of this degree, you will have 120 credits. The exclusively designed course schedule includes classes on weekends in consideration of students who intend to combine their studies with work and working professionals. To view the brochure please click here [-]

Master in History of Art and Museum Studies

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

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. [+]

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 respond to these requirements, that this professional Master programme was designed. It is part of the development of PSUAD, the sole higher education institution offering an undergraduate programme in the history of art and archaeology in the Gulf region since 2006. To offer a first class education, PSUAD has decided to enlarge the scope of its know-how through a partnership with the scientific teams of the Ecole du Louvre and the future Louvre Abu Dhabi. A high level comprehensive education The theoretical part of the “history of art and museum studies” professional Master curriculum, as is the case today for the BA programme, will be ensured by visiting professors from the department of History of Art and Archaeology at the Paris Sorbonne University, while curators, restorers and specialised professors from the Ecole du Louvre will be in charge... [-]

Master in International Business and Languages

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

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. [+]

Overview 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. The second objective of this course is for students to gain an intimate understanding of a multicultural environment by undertaking courses in Languages and Civilisations, as well as Cross Cultural Management. English skills will be strengthened alongside one or two additional Foreign languages including French, Spanish, German, Italian or Arabic at intermediate or advanced levels to cater for multi-lingual business environments. The curriculum is delivered by visiting professors from France and the UAE. Our faculty have achieved worldwide acclaim and impart a thorough knowledge of International Business and Languages through lectures, teamwork, case studies, individual assignments, research studies and computer-based interactive business games. International recognition The Master degree in International Business and Languages is granted by Paris-Sorbonne University and is regarded as the same... [-]

Master in International Business Law

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

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. [+]

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. Career Prospects There are abundant and rewarding opportunities, at a regional and global level, for our graduates. Employment within the government, political, media, and business law fields are lucrative and competitive as graduates with a specialisation are eagerly sought after. For emerging and experienced professionals, career prospects are remarkably immense and vary from senior positions in government, legal, and diplomatic institutions, NGOs, legal advisors in the private sector or as consultants for major multinational corporations. To view the brochure please click here [-]

Master in International Law, Diplomacy and International Relations

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years October 2017 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

The Master in International Law, International Relations and Diplomacy has two specializations. Our faculty is composed of professors and law professionals from Paris-Descartes University, from Paris-Sorbonne University, from other prestigious European universities and academic institutions who have achieved worldwide acclaim. Highly specialized experts, diplomats and military experts will contribute to our students strategic thinking and planning. [+]

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, 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. Students that choose to follow the programme of Defence and International Security will be introduced to history of national and international security within a multidisciplinary framework. You will learn key tools about war mechanism, security policies and doctrines to better understand defense issues in the today’s world. It allows students to acquire the theoretical and technical knowledge, along with an overall vision of the issues involved in defense, peace-keeping, intelligence services, international security and diplomacy. Starting from “History of defence and national security” and “History of war and peace” students will follow topics like “Law of armed conflict and security”, “Geopolitics of conflicts”, to the modern question of “Cybersecurity”. These major themes are taught to a very high level of expertise by academics and practitioners in link with international military institutions. Our faculty is composed... [-]

Master in Marketing, Management, Communication & Media

Campus Full time 18 months September 2018 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

The 18-month Master’s in Marketing, Management, Communications and Media prepares students for career opportunities in diverse fields across the world. The classes combine theoretical knowledge, business, professional and operational methodologies, so as to expand analytic and conceptualisation capacity, preparing for work in an international [+]

Overview 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. This course will enable students to develop communications, brand, media and management strategies, as well as evaluate them using the right methodologies. This cohesive multi-disciplinary programme covers varied topics crucial for our student’s future careers as key influencers. Students will improve decision-making skills as they learn how to identify new market segments, develop content for different media formats, establish distinctive brand positioning, draft HR policies and manage human assets and communications strategies as well as apply data to craft compelling messages and seamlessly handle critical PR situations. Our faculty is composed of distinguished professors and lecturers from Paris-Sorbonne and the CELSA Graduate School of Communication who have achieved worldwide acclaim and impart a thorough knowledge of Marketing, Management, Communications and Media. International recognition Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi provides the combined experience of three globally renowned French universities including Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris-Descartes University and Pierre and Marie Curie University. This rich heritage of joint excellence is now available in Abu Dhabi under the... [-]

Master in Performing Arts Management

Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

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 integral component and valued in every society and requires talented professionals to develop, nurture and enrich this field. The programme’s objective is for graduates to work towards aligning various resources to form, support and enhance cultural organisations and activities. [+]

Overview 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 methodological and intellectual support of western and regional teachings, students will learn strategic issues vital to cultural aspects in 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 about the identity of music and performing arts specific to the region. By cross-promoting the best of both worlds, students will learn to highlight regional contributions to the west and adapt western forms of live performances as well as create synergies with other visual arts forms such as cinema and video. Our faculty is composed of distinguished professors and external working professionals who have achieved worldwide acclaim and impart a thorough knowledge of innovative and contemporary approaches in performing arts and venue management. International recognition Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi provides the combined experience of three globally renowned French universities including Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris-Descartes University and Pierre and Marie Curie University. This rich heritage of joint excellence is now available in Abu Dhabi under the Ministry of Education and is recognised worldwide. Networking Each class will have a reduced number of students from different countries. A strict entry selection procedure will guarantee the quality of the... [-]

Master in Social Research: Consulting, Survey and Evaluation

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

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. [+]

Overview 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 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) responds to the changing needs of policy makers 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. International recognition Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi provides the combined experience of three globally renowned French universities including Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris-Descartes University and Pierre and Marie Curie University. This rich heritage of joint excellence is now available in Abu Dhabi under the Ministry of Education and is recognised worldwide. Structure The degree in Social Research: Consulting, Survey and Evaluation is taught in English and covers a total of our semesters across two years. This Master’s degree can be pursued either as one-year or two-year programme, depending on the previous degree qualifications of the candidate. To view the brochure please click here [-]

Master in Sustainable Development Law

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years October 2017 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

The Paris Sorbonne Master program in Sustainable Development Law is specifically designed and adapted for students to acquire fundamental knowledge and professional skills in sustainable development which are nowadays required in business, administration and law, in all public or private organizations”. [+]

"Sustainable development is a collective and collaborative process of change contributing to improvements in the quality of life. It requires the integration of economic growth and social justice with environmental protection objectives and has become necessary for all economic policymakers and stakeholders at the national and international levels to take into account as they develop their strategic plans. The Paris Sorbonne Master program in Sustainable Development Law is specifically designed and adapted for students to acquire fundamental knowledge and professional skills in sustainable development which are nowadays required in business, administration and law, in all public or private organizations”. Anthony Chamboredon, PSUAD Associate Professor, faculty advisor for the Master program Objectives Achieve a high level of comprehension in public policies and private strategies of sustainable development within domestic and international legal frameworks. Acquire strong legal skills to counsel both public and private entities. Deepen understanding of technologies as well as economic and institutional models supporting sustainable development. Define sustainability criteria and benchmark measures to critically assess existing systems. Design sustainable solutions to real-world problems and optimize quality and strategic decision making. Key Features Twelve-month program; delivered in English; Close interaction with the business and sustainable development communities; Courses taught by both university academics and working professionals in the field; Students may choose to write a research paper or perform a professional internship; Flexible Curriculum (evening or weekend classes) Program overview* Semester 1 General Principles of Sustainable Development Geopolitics of Sustainable Development Environmental Responsibility Corporate Social Responsibility Economics and Management Finance... [-]

Master in Teaching French as a Second Language

Campus Full time 1 - 1 year October 2017 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

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 French Language intended for students with Arabic language as mother tongue, can gear up your career. [+]

Overview 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 programme 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. International recognition Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi provides the combined experience of three globally renowned French universities including Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris-Descartes University and Pierre and Marie Curie University. This rich heritage of joint excellence is now available in Abu Dhabi under the Ministry of Education and is recognized worldwide. To view the brochure please click here [-]

Master in Urban and Regional Planning

Campus Full time 18 months September 2017 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

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. The professional Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning is spread over 3 semesters, and encompasses all areas involved in urban planning and local development. [+]

Overview 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. International recognition Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi provides the combined experience of three globally renowned French universities including Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris-Descartes University and Pierre and Marie Curie University. This rich heritage of joint excellence is now available in Abu Dhabi under the Ministry of Education and is recognised worldwide. Structure The degree in Urban & Regional Planning is taught in English and covers a total of three semesters across eighteen months, starting in September. The course schedule is carefully designed to accommodate working professionals by arranging classes over short periods, including weekends, in consideration of students who intend to combine their studies with work and working professionals. To view the brochure please click here [-]

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