• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
The Professional Communication (Blended) program at the Royal Roads University is an intensive degree-completion program which enables you to complete your third and fourth years of study with cutting-edge program content that balances academic education, professional experience, creativity and practical skills. 
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Overview

The Professional Communication (Blended) program at the Royal Roads University combines a comprehensive overview of communications as an academic field with courses in digital communication, professional writing, public persuasion, visual communication, multimedia storytelling, global communication, media and cultural studies, sustainability communication, crisis communication management, Indigenous contexts, and much more.

Outcomes

Graduates of the BA in Professional Communication will be effective communicators who understand communication is a creative, intellectual, professional activity. They will appreciate the international and intercultural frameworks and ethical parameters of socially responsible communication. 

They will be professionals with an understanding of communication as a human activity and be ready to enter the workforce as effective practitioners, decision-makers and supporters of communication. 

Finally, they will be able to function in environments that require team-work, public speaking, professional writing and publishing skills, basic computer-mediated communication, and problem-solving skills.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description
      • 12 or 24 months (degree completion)
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Professional Communication
  • Communication Theory
  • Professional Written Communication
  • Public Speaking and Presentation Skills
  • Historical and Conceptual Foundations of Digital Communication
  • Advanced Digital Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication Across Cultures
  • Public Persuasion

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Completion of a diploma, or 60 credits, in communication, journalism, business administration, or general arts, including a minimum of 24 second-year credits, with a minimum GPA of 'B' (3.00/4.33) from a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • Block Transfer Agreements: Communication

Work Experience

At least 5 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    41580 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41580 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    17136 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17130 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Victoria

  • 1490 - 2100 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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