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Applied Sociological Research

Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi

24 months
19538 USD/year
19538 USD/year
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The Applied Sociological Research programme at Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi is the only degree of its kind in the UAE, and is offered as a response to the changing needs of policy makers in government entities, state-owned enterprises, consultancy and market research sectors.


About the Programme

The Applied Sociological Research programme at Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi it is designed for students to acquire the fundamental knowledge of how and why Sociological Research is instrumental in modern day society.

This programme mirrors the degree offered in Paris, which targets students and professionals who wish to improve their skills in sociological research methods and develop the expertise crucial to the future of the UAE and surrounding region. The objective of this degree is to teach the next generation of consultants to address pertinent challenges facing this region in regards to demography, urbanism, education, media, health and family.

Throughout the programme, students will learn to understand important social trends and their consecutive impact on society. An important component of this degree is the development of technical skills such as: creating qualitative surveys, conducting statistical analysis, applying IT for sociological research, and presenting of scientific reports and research results to the public. Students will explore how to establish reliable statistics by using groundbreaking tools and technology and learn about the relationships between government agencies and the private sector, and how these relationships positively benefit society.

This globally recognised degree opens the doors to further study, as well as successful international careers in sociological research.

Employment opportunities within the government and private consultancies are lucrative and competitive as graduates with a specialisation in Applied Sociological Research are highly sought after. Graduates will have several enriching career options in the government sector, local and regional planning covering education, public health, population and demographics, crime prevention and law enforcement, urban planning and waste management. Job prospects in research include working for national statistics authorities, polling agencies, academic research and various government-funded researches in significant subjects.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Gulf Studies
  • Urban Studies
  • Economic Sociology
  • Qualitative Methods
  • IT for Social Science
  • Visual Sociology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A copy of the bachelor degree earned in a discipline appropriate for the programme
  • A copy of the high school diploma
  • A detailed curriculum vitae
  • A personal statement (not exceeding one page)
  • For non-native English speakers a minimum EmSAT - English score of 1400 or TOEFL score of 550, 213 CBT, 79-80 iBT or an IELTS score of 6.0, valid for at least two years
  • Official academic transcripts, official test scores

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    19538 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39077 USD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    19538 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39077 USD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • AED 143,400

Living costs for Abu Dhabi

5000 - 8600 AED /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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