Royal Roads University

Overview

We are leaders and partners creating an enduring prosperity. Transformation in career and life results from our teaching and research applied to solve problems and create opportunities in the world.

OUR VISION

We connect people, ideas and experiences to change lives and the world.

OUR GOALS
  • Demand-driven growth in high-quality, effective education and research that contribute to economic prosperity, social advancement, and environmental sustainability.
  • The university of choice for relevant applied and professional education providing continuous opportunities to learn and transform lives and careers.
  • A financially sustainable, high-performance organization.
  • A workplace of choice supporting professional and personal success.
  • A university with strong partnerships, responsive to our alumni and the communities we serve.
  • A leader for sustainable stewardship of our historic lands.
Why choose Royal Roads University?
Programs
PROGRAM/DEGREE
LENGTH
Doctor of Social SciencesBlended4 years
Master of Arts in Conflict Analysis and ManagementBlended2 years
Master of Arts in Disaster and Emergency ManagementBlended2 years
Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and ManagementBlended2 years
Master of Arts in Environment and ManagementBlended2 years
Master of Arts in Environmental Education and CommunicationBlended2 years
Master of Arts in Environmental PracticeOnline3-7 years
Master of Arts in Global LeadershipBlended2 years
Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration and LeadershipBlended2 years
Master of Arts in Human Security and PeacebuildingBlended2 years
Master of Arts in Intercultural and International CommunicationOn Campus or Blended18 months or 22 months
Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary StudiesBlended2 years (approximately)
Master of Arts in LeadershipBlended2 years
Master of Arts in Learning and TechnologyBlended or Online2 years
Master of Arts in Professional CommunicationBlended2 years
Master of Arts in Tourism ManagementBlended or On Campus1 year or 2 year options
Master of Business Administration in Executive ManagementBlended18 months
Master of Global ManagementOn Campus or Blended12 to 19 Months
Master of Science in Environment and ManagementBlended2 years
Master of Science in Environmental PracticeOnline3-7 years
Graduate Diploma in Conflict Analysis and ManagementBlended1 year
Graduate Diploma in Disaster and Emergency ManagementBlended1 year
Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership and ManagementBlended1 year
Graduate Diploma in Environmental Education and CommunicationBlended1 year (approximately)
Graduate Diploma in Human Security and PeacebuildingBlended1 year
Graduate Diploma in Learning and TechnologyOnline or Blended1 year
General Studies CoursesOnline
Graduate Certificate in Advanced Coaching PracticesBlended6 months
Graduate Certificate in Business Development in International EducationOnline7 months
Graduate Certificate in Change ManagementBlended6 months
Graduate Certificate in Environmental Education and CommunicationBlended5 months
Graduate Certificate in Executive CoachingBlended6 months
Graduate Certificate in Instructional DesignOnline9 months
Graduate Certificate in Intercultural Communication and LeadershipBlended6 months
Graduate Certificate in Online Learning Facilitation9 months
Graduate Certificate in Organization Design and DevelopmentBlended6 months
Graduate Certificate in Professional Communication ManagementBlended6 months
Graduate Certificate in Project ManagementBlended6 months
Graduate Certificate in Strategic Human Resources ManagementBlended6 months
Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Community DevelopmentBlended6 months
Graduate Certificate in Systems Leadership in Higher EducationOnline7 months
Graduate Certificate in Tourism ManagementBlendedFrom 3 to 18 Months
Graduate Certificate in Values-Based LeadershipBlended6 months
Graduate Certificate in Workplace InnovationOnline6 months
Bachelor of Arts in Environmental PracticeOnline3-7 years (degree completion)
Bachelor of Arts in Global Tourism ManagementOn Campus1 year or 2 year options (degree completion)
Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary StudiesBlended3-4 years (degree completion)
Bachelor of Arts in International Hotel ManagementOn Campus12 or 24 months (degree completion)
Bachelor of Arts in Justice StudiesBlended or On Campus12 months on-campus or 2 years blended (degree completion)
Bachelor of Arts in Professional CommunicationBlended or On Campus12 month or 24 month options (degree completion)
Bachelor of Business AdministrationOn Campus2 years (degree completion)
Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial ManagementBlended or On Campus12 month or 24 month options (degree completion)
Bachelor of Science in Environmental ManagementBlended2 years (degree completion)
Bachelor of Science in Environmental PracticeOnline3-7 years (degree completion)
Bachelor of Science in Environmental ScienceOn Campus12 months (degree completion)
Certificate in Environmental Practice
Executive Coaching OpportunitiesOn Campus1 hour session
Study Pathway

PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS AT UNIVERSITY IN CANADA

The International Study Centre offers a variety of supportive pathways for international students wishing to pursue undergraduate and graduate programs at Royal Roads University in Canada:

English preparation

3-year
degrees

4-year
degrees

Master’s degrees

English for Academic
Purposes

Transfer Preparation
Program

Pre-Master’s ProgramBCom
EntrepreneurialManagement

BA Global Tourism Management

BA International
Hotel
Management

BA Professional Communication

BBA Sustainability
and International
Business

BA Justice Studies*

BS Environmental Science*

Master of Global Management

MA Tourism Management

MA Intercultural and International Communication

 

*These degrees are available for Direct Entry only.

Study timeline: duration of your University degree

The undergraduate student timeline and graduate student timeline help you calculate the likely duration of your study at University in Canada. These timelines are an indication of probable study plans. Your program duration is confirmed after a post-arrival English test.

Note: you are required to study degree preparation programs in consecutive semesters, without long breaks. The ISC academic year is divided into 3 semesters: fall, spring and summer.

STUDY TIMELINE FOR UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL STUDENTS

International students who have completed high school can progress to graduation from a bachelor’s degree in the timeline below, depending on English level on entry:

English level on entryEnglish for
Academic Purposes
Transfer
Preparation Program
Bachelor’s degree
equivalent* IELTS 4.5 or TOEFL 45 iBT6 monthsYEAR 1:

10 months

YEAR 2:

8 months
(+4 month summer break)

YEARS
3–4:

20 months standard degree

OR

12 months programequivalent* IELTS 5.0 or TOEFL 50 iBT3 months equivalent* IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL 55 iBT 6 months quivalent* IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 60 iBT 2.5 monthsequivalent* IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 65 iBTdirect entry to year 3 of your degree –>


STUDY TIMELINE FOR GRADUATE LEVEL STUDENTS:

International students who have a 3- or 4-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, can progress to graduation from a master’s degree in the timeline below, depending on English level on entry:

ENGLISH LEVEL ON ENTRYEnglish for
Academic Purposes
Transfer
Preparation Program
Pre-Master’s ProgramMaster’s degree
equivalent* IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL 60 iBT6 monthsProgram: 12 monthsInternship option: 3–6 months
equivalent* IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 68 iBT4 months
equivalent* IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 88 iBTdirect entry to degree –>
Application Process

Deadlines vary by program and programs may fill in advance of the deadline. As such, we encourage you to complete your application as early as possible. In order to review your application, we need to have your completed application form, fee(s), and official supporting documents.

International students will need to take into account the additional time required to obtain a study permit when applying for your program of choice, as it is your responsibility to ensure that you have the proper documentation in place prior to beginning your studies. As it may take several months in some countries to obtain your permit, it is important that you visit theCitizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website to review information on current processing times. We recommend that you submit your application at least 6 months in advance of your program start date to ensure that you have allowed enough time to receive your CIC Letter of Acceptance.

Application fees

A non-refundable application fee is required for all applications. Applications submitted without the required application fee can only be kept for 30 calendar days, after which it will be cancelled. All applicants who have completed post-secondary education outside of Canada are also subject to a credential evaluation. For more information about fees, please review our ancillary fees page.

Adjudication (application review)

We will review your application once all of your application documentation is complete. If we don’t have enough information to accurately process your application, we may request additional information.

Meeting the admission requirements set out by the University does not guarantee admission to a program of study. Royal Roads University reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone, and admission decisions are deemed final.

Admissions decision

After your file is complete and all required documents have been received, your application will undergo a review to determine your admissibility. The application review process will not generally take more than 4-6 weeks but can vary for many reasons. A few examples that may affect normal timelines commonly include: internal volume, Flexible Admission assessments, and files requiring international credential evaluation.

ACCEPTANCE

Upon receiving a letter of offer, you will need to submit your decision and pay the tuition deposit prior to the stated deadline, though it’s important to note that seats are limited and students are admitted or waitlisted only in order of their paid acceptance. Once your acceptance and tuition deposit has been processed, you will receive an email confirmation of your admission status. If you’re an international student, please note that the initial offer of admission from Royal Roads University will not meet the needs of Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for the purpose of applying for your study permit. Royal Roads University will issue you a Letter of Acceptance in order to support your study permit application, as per CIC’s requirements, once you have paid your deposit and secured your seat in the program.

CONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE

Conditional acceptances may be issued to applicants for various reasons. To be eligible for admission, applicants will be required to satisfy all conditions outlined in the letter of offer by the date specified. Failure to clear the condition(s) will result in an automatic deferral (to the next available intake) or cancellation of admission.

WAITLISTS

Many programs fill before the application deadline. As such, applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible. In the event an intake is full, applicants will have the option of accepting a waitlisted seat or a confirmed seat in a future offering. Waitlisted students will receive regular updates confirming their position on the waitlist and, as positions shift, students will be admitted automatically as seats become available. Students who have applied online will also be able to monitor their waitlist position by logging in to your accountat any time.

UNSUCCESSFUL APPLICATIONS

Unfortunately, not all applicants may be accepted to the program they apply for, including some that may appear eligible. In most cases, applicants would be welcome to submit a new application to a future intake or apply to another program.

Tuition and Fees

The tuition fees you see listed here are for the entire program, unless otherwise noted.

PROGRAMS STARTING BETWEEN SEPT. 1, 2015 AND AUG. 31, 2016
PROGRAMCANADIAN STUDENTINTERNATIONAL STUDENT
DOCTORAL PROGRAMS
Doctor of Social Sciences$81,040$81,040
GRADUATE PROGRAMS
Master of Business Administration$40,230$46,430
Master of Global Management (blended & On-campus)$24,260$30,460
Master of Arts in Conflict Analysis and Management$23,380$29,580
Master of Arts in Disaster and Emergency Management$23,380$29,580
Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Management$22,910$29,110
Master of Arts in Environmental Education and Communication$24,580$30,780
Master of Arts / Master of Science in Environmental Practice$22,060$28,260
Master of Arts / Master of Science in Environmental Practice Per academic credit
$736$942
Master of Arts / Master of Science in Environment and Management$23,870$30,070
Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration and Leadership$22,910$29,110
Master of Arts in Human Security and Peacebuilding$23,380$29,580
Master of Arts in Intercultural and International Communication (On-campus)$23,380$29,580
Master of Arts in Intercultural and International Communication (Blended)$23,380$29,580
Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies$26,730$32,930
Master of Arts in Leadership$23,380$29,580
Master of Arts in Leadership – Specialization in Health$23,380$29,580
Master of Arts in Global Leadership$25,480$31,680
Master of Arts in Learning and Technology$23,380$29,580
Master of Arts in Professional Communication$23,380$29,580
Master of Arts in Tourism Management (On-campus). Includes field trip fee$27,060$33,260
Master of Arts in Tourism Management (Blended)$24,390$30,590
UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS
Bachelor of Arts in Global Tourism Management$16,970$35,760
Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies For 48 credits delivered by Royal Roads University$13,312$28,600
Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies Per academic credit$278$596
Bachelor of Arts in International Hotel Management$14,290$35,760
Bachelor of Arts in Justice Studies$15,020$35,760
Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication$15,850$35,760
Bachelor of Business Administration, BBA$18,030$35,760
Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management$15,850$35,760
Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science in Environmental Practice
Per 3 credit course
$784$1,788
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management$16,560$35,760
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science$13,580$35,760
GRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMS
Graduate Diploma in Conflict Analysis and Management$11,780$14,880
Graduate Diploma in Disaster and Emergency Management$11,780$14,880
Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership and Management$12,490$15,590
Graduate Diploma in Environmental Education and Communication$14,660$17,760
Graduate Diploma in Human Security and Peacebuilding$11,780$14,880
Graduate Diploma in Learning and Technology$12,750$15,850
CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS
Graduate Certificate in Advanced Coaching Practices *per 3 credit course$3,060$3,577
Graduate Certificate in Business Development in International Education$6,240$7,790
Graduate Certificate in Change Management$8,670$10,220
Graduate Certificate in Environmental Education and Communication$5,940$7,490
Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching$9,160$10,710
Graduate Certificate in Health Systems Leadership
Additional fees may apply for courses delivered outside of Victoria
$8,920$10,470
Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design$6,190$7,740
Graduate Certificate in Intercultural Communication and Leadership$6,050$7,600
Graduate Certificate in Organization Design and Development$8,670$10,220
Graduate Certificate in Project Management$6,050$7,600
Graduate Certificate in Online Learning Facilitation$6,190$7,740
Graduate Certificate in Professional Communication Management$6,050$7,600
Graduate Certificate in Strategic Human Resource Management$6,050$7,600
Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Community Development$6,050$7,600
Graduate Certificate in Systems Leadership in Higher Education$6,240$7,790
Graduate Certificate in Tourism Management (Blended) *per 3 credit course$2,033$2,550
Graduate Certificate in Tourism Management (On-campus) *per 3 credit course$2,255$2,772
Graduate Certificate in Workplace Innovation $8,670 $10,220
Graduate Certificate in Values Based Leadership $6,050 $7,600
Note: Fees are subject to change. 
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ABOUT CAMPUS

Much More Than a Pretty Castle

The Royal Roads University campus sprawls over 260 hectares of lush parkland, where you will find walking, hiking, and biking trails, magnificent examples of the west coast’s flora and fauna, gorgeous views of the Juan de Fuca straight with the majestic Olympic mountain range in the background, a stunning Japanese garden, and a castle built for one of Vancouver Island’s most recognized coal barons. And that’s just what you’ll see when you get here. Once you start getting around campus, you’ll also discover the breadth and depth of the education we provide and the opportunities a degree can bring to your personal and professional world.

CAMPUS BUILDINGS

After you’ve explored the natural wonder of our campus, you might want to look for some of our academic buildings. To help you become familiar with the grounds, you can book a campus orientation tour to learn where everything is.

STUDENT SERVICES

Whether you’re looking for your classroom, the library, the admin team, or the Learning and Innovation Centre, you can find it easily on our campus map on our campus information page.

PARKING SERVICES

We have ample parking on the campus, and some of the most scenic parking spots on the south end of Vancouver Island. Daily and hourly parking tickets are available from the meters located in each parking lot, while parking passes for longer stays are available for purchase at the University Reception office. Learn more about parking at Royal Roads University here.

FOOD SERVICES

The Habitat Café offers exceptional cuisine in a casual environment. Find sustenance and social lubrication on the second floor of the Grant building. Hours may change depending on the season, so please check here for more info about on campus dining.

HOUSING

We have 147 dorm rooms and 33 ensuites available for students and visitors. Our accommodations are designed to provide an environment of collaboration and community, in a serene and calm setting. Learn more about our onsite University Housing here.

RECREATION

Registered students receive a free membership to the Royal Roads Rec Centre. Get sweaty with us.

SECURITY

Campus security can be reached at anytime – just call 250.391.2525 – on your phone or use one of the call boxes located at the entrance to parking lot #3 or outside the Grant Building.

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