Royal Roads University
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.
We connect people, ideas and experiences to change lives and the world.
- 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?
|Doctor of Social Sciences||Blended||4 years|
|Master of Arts in Conflict Analysis and Management||Blended||2 years|
|Master of Arts in Disaster and Emergency Management||Blended||2 years|
|Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Management||Blended||2 years|
|Master of Arts in Environment and Management||Blended||2 years|
|Master of Arts in Environmental Education and Communication||Blended||2 years|
|Master of Arts in Environmental Practice||Online||3-7 years|
|Master of Arts in Global Leadership||Blended||2 years|
|Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration and Leadership||Blended||2 years|
|Master of Arts in Human Security and Peacebuilding||Blended||2 years|
|Master of Arts in Intercultural and International Communication||On Campus or Blended||18 months or 22 months|
|Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies||Blended||2 years (approximately)|
|Master of Arts in Leadership||Blended||2 years|
|Master of Arts in Learning and Technology||Blended or Online||2 years|
|Master of Arts in Professional Communication||Blended||2 years|
|Master of Arts in Tourism Management||Blended or On Campus||1 year or 2 year options|
|Master of Business Administration in Executive Management||Blended||18 months|
|Master of Global Management||On Campus or Blended||12 to 19 Months|
|Master of Science in Environment and Management||Blended||2 years|
|Master of Science in Environmental Practice||Online||3-7 years|
|Graduate Diploma in Conflict Analysis and Management||Blended||1 year|
|Graduate Diploma in Disaster and Emergency Management||Blended||1 year|
|Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership and Management||Blended||1 year|
|Graduate Diploma in Environmental Education and Communication||Blended||1 year (approximately)|
|Graduate Diploma in Human Security and Peacebuilding||Blended||1 year|
|Graduate Diploma in Learning and Technology||Online or Blended||1 year|
|General Studies Courses||Online|
|Graduate Certificate in Advanced Coaching Practices||Blended||6 months|
|Graduate Certificate in Business Development in International Education||Online||7 months|
|Graduate Certificate in Change Management||Blended||6 months|
|Graduate Certificate in Environmental Education and Communication||Blended||5 months|
|Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching||Blended||6 months|
|Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design||Online||9 months|
|Graduate Certificate in Intercultural Communication and Leadership||Blended||6 months|
|Graduate Certificate in Online Learning Facilitation||9 months|
|Graduate Certificate in Organization Design and Development||Blended||6 months|
|Graduate Certificate in Professional Communication Management||Blended||6 months|
|Graduate Certificate in Project Management||Blended||6 months|
|Graduate Certificate in Strategic Human Resources Management||Blended||6 months|
|Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Community Development||Blended||6 months|
|Graduate Certificate in Systems Leadership in Higher Education||Online||7 months|
|Graduate Certificate in Tourism Management||Blended||From 3 to 18 Months|
|Graduate Certificate in Values-Based Leadership||Blended||6 months|
|Graduate Certificate in Workplace Innovation||Online||6 months|
|Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Practice||Online||3-7 years (degree completion)|
|Bachelor of Arts in Global Tourism Management||On Campus||1 year or 2 year options (degree completion)|
|Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies||Blended||3-4 years (degree completion)|
|Bachelor of Arts in International Hotel Management||On Campus||12 or 24 months (degree completion)|
|Bachelor of Arts in Justice Studies||Blended or On Campus||12 months on-campus or 2 years blended (degree completion)|
|Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication||Blended or On Campus||12 month or 24 month options (degree completion)|
|Bachelor of Business Administration||On Campus||2 years (degree completion)|
|Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management||Blended or On Campus||12 month or 24 month options (degree completion)|
|Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management||Blended||2 years (degree completion)|
|Bachelor of Science in Environmental Practice||Online||3-7 years (degree completion)|
|Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science||On Campus||12 months (degree completion)|
|Certificate in Environmental Practice|
|Executive Coaching Opportunities||On Campus||1 hour session|
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 for Academic
BA Global Tourism Management
BA Professional Communication
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 entry||English for
|equivalent* IELTS 4.5 or TOEFL 45 iBT||6 months||YEAR 1:
20 months standard degree
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 ENTRY||English for
|Pre-Master’s Program||Master’s degree|
|equivalent* IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL 60 iBT||6 months||Program: 12 months||Internship option: 3–6 months|
|equivalent* IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 68 iBT||4 months|
|equivalent* IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 88 iBT||direct entry to degree –>|
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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|
|PROGRAM||CANADIAN STUDENT||INTERNATIONAL STUDENT|
|Doctor of Social Sciences||$81,040||$81,040|
|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
|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|
|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
|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|
|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
|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|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Registered students receive a free membership to the Royal Roads Rec Centre. Get sweaty with us.
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.