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Royal Roads University

Victoria, BC, Canada

Professional Communication M.A

Admission Requirements

**Academic Requirement at Undergraduate level for  students with British Qualifications stay the same regardless of the Student's country of residence.

Statement of Intent, two professional references, Detailed CV, Academic transcripts, At least 2 years of relevant full-time work experience letter.

About The Program

About The University

Application Deadline

Start Date

Sep

Academic 7.0 overall with a minimum 6.5 in writing, speaking, listening and reading

Minimimum Academic Requirement

English Proficiency Requirement

Other Requirements

Program Level

30 days

Average Decision Time

None

Application Fees

Yearly Tuition Fees

15,930 CAD

Masters

Program Duration

2 Years

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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. 

Internal Awards-
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. 

External Awards
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 MA in Professional Communication program consists of two years of study with an annual three-week on-campus residency at the beginning of each year. Faculty who have expert, real-world experience provide a solid foundation of advanced professional and technical skills that underpin effective leadership in an increasingly communication-driven world.

The MA in Professional Communication program provides you a broad understanding of communication as a human activity. You will thrive in environments that require effective team-work, adaptability, strategic planning, intercultural mediation, digital technologies, and a sophisticated understanding of interpersonal discourse. Additionally, you will compete in an exciting Live Case Challenge, presenting a communications plan and thoughtful analysis to organizational representatives

You may pursue a thesis option, research paper option which is smaller in scope but allows for extra coursework, or fully course-based option to complete their program.

Please call 1.877.778.6227 to speak with an enrolment advisor for information about how you can apply your IABC accreditation to an MA in Professional Communication. 

Who It’s For

Working professionals who want to excel in the integration of strategic written and verbal communications in an environment that requires team-work, adaptability, intercultural mediation, and a sophisticated understanding of interpersonal discourse. Through our Flexible Admission process, significant professional experience in lieu of academic requirements may also be considered. Please visit our Admission Requirements page for more information.

Outcomes

Graduates of the MA in Professional Communication are professionals with a broad understanding of communication as a human activity. They are leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators in the workplace. They are able to function in environments that require effective team-work, adaptability, strategic planning, intercultural mediation, and a sophisticated understanding of interpersonal discourse. Finally, they excel in communication that requires the integration of superior written and spoken skills with digital technologies.

Graduates of the program will be familiar with government, social, and business organizations and will have an understanding of how information exchange is fundamental to their operation.

Graduates will have:

Knowledge of both the fundamental and advanced concepts related to human communication and interaction and an ability to communicate successfully (written and oral discourse).
The ability to use computer-mediated technology to manage the processes required for information retrieval and dispersal.
Knowledge of the mass media and the information society, including information technology, telecommunications, public policy, publishing, and the cultural industries.
Knowledge of government, social, and business organizations and an understanding of how information exchange is fundamental to the operation of these.
An understanding of the management of communication industries and of internal and external corporate communications (public relations, advertising, marketing).
An understanding of culture, international and intercultural communication, negotiation and conflict management. An ability to communicate effectively in diverse and difficult circumstances.

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.

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