2005 Sooke Road
Victoria, British Columbia V9B 5Y2
Toll-free (within Canada): 1-877-778-6227
In 1995, Royal Roads pioneered a teaching model that combines short, intensive on-campus residencies with online instruction. This blended learning approach to post-secondary education is key to the university’s continued success, giving students the flexibility to live their lives while pursuing educational goals.
Royal Roads has purposefully built a suite of high-quality, interdisciplinary undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, as well as lifelong learning opportunities targeted to meet the needs of busy professionals. If offers programs in business, communications and culture, continuing studies, education, environment and sustainability, executive education, interdisciplinary studies, leadership studies, peace and conflict management, and tourism and hospitality.
There are over 500 faculty members, including 51 core faculty members and 450 associate faculty.
The university sits on a 227-hectare campus along the ocean, surrounded by old-growth forest, gardens, and hiking trails. The centrepiece is Hatley Castle, a National Historic Site that is over 100-years old.
The university enjoys a diverse selection of learners with a wide variety in ages and life experiences due to a flexible admission program that allows students to supplement their academic qualifications where necessary and apply life lessons and real-world experience in lieu of formal academic accomplishments. RRU students bring their work experience, along with their cultural and professional experience into the classroom providing additional value to the programs, as students learn from each other as well as from the instructors.
Independent evaluation measures show that its graduates have given the university very high scores in academic quality, faculty quality, relevance to career goals, staff support, and quality of fellow students. As well, the university has been ranked at the top of Canadian colleges and universities for providing a high level of academic challenge and for active and collaborative learning.
Knowledge, methodologies, and competencies are obtained through student research projects, case studies, or other learning activities modeled on real-world concerns, and the intimate class sizes allow for personalized interaction between instructors and students.
Master’s degrees at Royal Roads are completed in one or two years, while undergraduate programs may be completed through an accelerated 12-month, on-campus program, or a two-year, blended program. The university has recently lauched a series of four year undergraduate programs that will provide pathways into its well established degree completion offerings. Royal Roads University’s Doctor of Social Sciences program is Canada’s first applied research doctorate designed exclusively for working professionals. The university also delivers an extensive selection of custom and executive education programs, as well as international opportunities that provide top-quality Canadian education abroad.
Learn more at www.royalroads.ca
Canadian student fees 2012-13 *
Undergraduate tuition fees: $6,740 - $7,475
Graduate ** tuition fees: $18,965
International student fees 2012-13 *
Undergraduate tuition fees: $16,000 - $17,000
Graduate tuition fees: $21,965
* Source: Statistics Canada. Fees for programs in business.
** Fees for programs in executive business.
Note: In addition to tuition fees, universities generally charge fees for goods and services supplied to students. This includes areas such as student associations, sports and health. These additional fees vary widely per university and per student and can run from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Check with the university for details.
2012 rounded preliminary fall enrolment *
Full-time (undergraduates): 1,390
Full-time (graduates): 3,840
* Source: Royal Roads University (includes international students)