Royal Roads University
Victoria, BC, Canada
Professional Communication B.A
**Academic Requirement at Undergraduate level for students with British Qualifications stay the same regardless of the Student's country of residence.
Statement of Intent, Letters of Reference, Detailed CV, Academic transcripts, At least two years of full-time work experience letter.
About The Program
About The University
IELTS 6.5 (6.5 minimum in writing and speaking, 6.0 minimum in listening and reading)
Minimimum Academic Requirement
English Proficiency Requirement
Average Decision Time
Yearly Tuition Fees
2 Years (Year 3-4)
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There are a variety of scholarships and bursaries available to you as a Royal Roads student to help towards funding your education.
Royal Roads offers a variety of awards to our students. These are primarily awarded on a quarterly basis, but there's an extra competition or two that falls off cycle. While the University has a few high-valued awards, the majority of assistance is modest and allocated by competition.
Students are also encouraged to pursue scholarship and bursary offerings in the community. The university actively collect and display select opportunities for your convenience.
The 24–month blended model of the BA in Professional Communication program has been developed to meet the needs of students who wish to continue their employment, while completing their third and fourth years of a bachelor's degree. The blended program is delivered through online learning and on-campus residencies, a two-week on-campus residency at the beginning of each year (with the rest of the program delivered online). The program starts from 3rd year.
Preceding the residency, there is a four-week period where students can become familiar with textbooks, fellow students, faculty and our online learning platform, Moodle. Students can expect to spend about 15-20 hours of work each week for their pre-residency, with an increase in workload for the second pre-residency.
The blended BA in Professional Communication program has two, two-week residencies at the beginning of each academic year. Residencies are periods of intense study that enables students to become acquainted with RRU’s culture, faculty, and fellow students. Students also:
Begin the study of core elements of the program.
Attend computer lab courses in information and communication technology.
Develop team and leadership skills essential for future distance-delivered courses.
Consolidate learning acquired during the program.
Benefit from small-group mentoring and personal consultation.
During residency students can expect to work hard, with the schedule usually being Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m with team meetings, readings and assignments completed done outside of these hours.
Following each residency, there is a two-week period in which students expand upon the practical introduction and practice skills while increasing their knowledge base.
Subsequent distance courses deliver much of the theoretical and information-based material in the program. Typically, during the distance portions, students are working on one or two distance courses at a time, for a period of approximately 10 weeks. Each course requires a level of effort of approximately 12-15 hours per week, with a total commitment of approximately 24 - 30 hours per week when two courses are running simultaneously.
During the first distance courses, the amount of time required may be higher, as students familiarize themselves with our distance learning technologies and learn to balance work, school, and life.
About Royal Roads
Located in one of Canada’s most beautiful National Historic Sites, Royal Roads University has a long history of excellence. In 2015, we celebrated 75 years of leadership and learning - 55 years as a military college and 20 years as a public applied research university.
The university understand the needs and aspirations of its students, and it created options to deliver an educational experience that fits a student's lifestyle. The cohort model features group-based course work, providing a resource of like-minded peers for you to share, challenge and grow with throughout your program. Even after graduation, these groups continue to support your aspirations to ensure your life changing experience with us has enabled not only professional transformation, but a personal one as well.
The university got a unique learning model – they call it “effective”
The programs offered at Royal Roads University provide learners with the tools and techniques required to be effective after graduation. Whether you’re looking for a new career or want to improve your standing, financially and professionally, within your current organization, the blended learning model of online courses and intensive, on-campus residencies lets you use what you learn, today.
The online learning model allows you to continue working while you complete your degree. The program begins with a short, on-campus residency that allows you to meet the rest of the learners in your cohort, followed by distance courses that deliver the theoretical and information-based material in the program. Moodle, the platform used for online learning, facilitates the delivery of learning materials while providing you with the ability to interact and engage with fellow students and professors. Learn more about Royal Roads' online learning process.
A sustainable future
At Royal Roads University, it is understood that environmental leadership is required and the university is proud that their students, faculty, and staff support this direction. Climate change is one of the most critical challenges of our time, and the university is focused on initiatives that support campus sustainability. Environmental sustainability is not only intrinsically linked to the teaching and research mandate, it’s a challenge that calls for the kind of interdisciplinary and collaborative problem-solving at which we excel.