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Military and Strategic Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The Military and Strategic Studies (MSS) programme at the Royal Military College of Canada offers students an opportunity to acquire a sound grounding in military history, strategic thought, and international relations, as well as in Canadian government, Politics and Economics and Military Psychology and Leadership.

It leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Military and Strategic Studies, as a Major or at the Honours level. The MSS degree provides a solid basis for graduate studies and a professional career.

Students are encouraged to take at least one MSS course in their second language. Students with the requisite language profile are free to take all or a combination of courses in either official language while earning their degrees.

In addition to their course work, students enrolled in the MSS programme are encouraged to participate in the various extracurricular activities of the programme, including field trips to Ottawa, Washington, New York, USMA, USNA, and NATO HQ and several Model UN and NATO simulations at leading North American universities.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Political Geography
  • Introduction to Canadian Military History 
  • Introduction to Military History 
  • Peacekeeping and Peacemaking 
  • Strategy and Strategists 
  • Introduction to International Relations 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • High school (Grade 12) diploma at a pre-university level satisfactory to RMC with credits acceptable and sufficient for regular admission to a university in the province in which the student is completing secondary education.
  • The first year of a two-year pre-university programme at Quebec College of General and Vocational Education (CEGEP) and will normally be expected to offer 14 credit courses.
  • The equivalent to grade 12 high school or CEGEP 1;
  • Possess academic standards higher than those specified above; or,
  • Meet the conditions for admission as a mature student.
  • Quebec students who have completed Sec V will complete a five-year undergraduate Programme which includes first year CEGEP (or Preparatory Year) at the Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean in Quebec followed by university studies at the RMC Campus;

Tuition Fee

  • National

    5840 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2920 CAD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Kingston

  • 1015 - 1620 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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