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Royal Roads University

Victoria, BC, Canada

Environmental Education and 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 letters of reference should be work related . Detailed CV, Academic transcripts, At least two years of full-time work experience letter.

About The Program

About The University

Application Deadline

Start Date


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


Application Fees

Yearly Tuition Fees

16,590 CAD


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.

This 2 year graduate program is delivered in a richly blended model of both online and face-to-face learning with the distinct benefit of three short on-campus residencies. An education of personal significance, you’ll study with masterful faculty to explore: creativity, beauty, despair & grief, systems thinking, change-making, diverse worldviews, ecological identity, communication & learning theory, and critically applied research methods. In each course in this program, you'll have the chance to experience profound mentorship and peer-to-peer learning in and outside of class where important knowledge can accrue at a new, integral, and critical edge.

The Master of Arts in Environmental Education and Communication students critically examine the issues and perceptions of our world through various lenses, perspectives and multiple modalities revealing more of the interdependencies and correspondences that exist within the larger context rather than focus on what may be erroneously identified as “the problem”. And by the larger context, that means students often get outside – outside boxed-in mindsets and outside the classroom as well.

Who It’s For

Typically, you are a professional with a bachelor’s degree and at least two years' experience working or with significant interest in environmental education and communication. If you do not have the formal academic education to qualify for admission you may be assessed on the basis of both your formal education and your informal learning, in accordance with the Flexible Admission Process.

You are interested in:

Engaging with individuals, organizations, communities, and nations to collaborate on what it means to educate and communicate across all sectors of society as an agent of change
Widening your perspective, applying multiple lenses and time enough to look ‘into’ rather than merely ‘at’ the intersections between the human and more-than-human world
Deepening your understanding of what is essential to a skilled environmental educator and communicator becoming a true citizen of the world
Exploring divergent ways to understand the underlying and root causes of our destructive human behaviors and practices in order to be responsive and effective in leading systemic change from the classroom to the pressroom and in all places in between
Facilitating a wide range of learning and engagement formats, relevant current technologies and media
Evaluating the status of public information and prior knowledge concerning environmental values, issues, and opportunities
Learning about and connecting with those making innovative contributions and leading in the field at this time
Developing a systems-thinking approach as to how we might live, work, and learn in a more connected, compassionate, and healthy world
Researching what you are passionate about and what the world needs more of

Program features

Three 3-weeks outstanding residencies over the summers:

First residency: Builds the cornerstone foundations for the program as you meet your cohort and the community that supports this program
Second residency: One week at Field School living and learning in community with various Indigenous coastal peoples followed by a two-week on-campus immersion
Third residency: Implementation of your thesis or major research project into action by living your learning

This program can be completed in one of two ways as a capstone to your degree:

Major Research Project

Field School

A highlight of the MA in Environmental Education and Communication program is the 1-week field school where students immerse in the experience of Indigenous ways of being and knowing and learn in nature. Situated in traditional coastal territories within various Indigenous communities, you will study biodiversity and adaptation within a “living laboratory”. Guest lecturers and Elders from the communities bring and share their knowledge in-situ, allowing you to explore ecological principles that govern ecosystem dynamics and sustainability alongside Indigenous customs, heritage, and lands. Locations may vary from year to year. A moderate level of physicality is required for full participation.

Living Our Learning

A synthesis of all you have learned in the Masters in Environmental Education and Communication is a course entitled, Implementation to Action: Living our Learning and makes up the entire final 2-weeks of residency. This required course provides a unique opportunity to integrate the important learning that has occurred during the program. Designed to deepen self-awareness, nurture individual and collective action, optimize opportunities for peer exchange, this course encourages reflection on the pillars of life-long learning.

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.


Completion of a 4 years undergraduate degree in a relevant and related field with a minimum GPA of 'B or 73% marks + minimum 2 years of work experience.


Completion of a 4 years undergraduate degree in a relevant and related field with a minimum GPA of 'B or 73% marks + minimum 2 years of work experience.


Completion of a 4 years undergraduate degree in a relevant and related field with a minimum GPA of 'B or 73% marks + minimum 2 years of work experience.


Completion of a 4 years undergraduate degree in a relevant and related field with a minimum GPA of 'B or 73% marks + minimum 2 years of work experience.


Completion of a 4 years undergraduate degree in a relevant and related field with a minimum GPA of 'B or 73% marks + minimum 2 years of work experience.

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