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Professional Communication, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

The BA in Professional Communication program at Royal Roads University balances the best of academic education, professional experience, and practical skills, and combines a comprehensive overview of communications as an academic field with a selection of courses in professional writing, public relations, journalism, public speaking, organizational communication and new media. 

Graduates will be able to understand the fundamental concepts, tools, processes, and techniques in communication and will have developed interpersonal teamwork and leadership skills.

Careers

The field of communications spans across many industries, including:

  • Advertising 
  • Broadcasting
  • Business
  • Communication and Health Care/Social Services
  • Government/Politics
  • High Technology Industries
  • International Relations And Negotiations
  • Journalism 
  • Public Relations
  • Theatre/Performing Arts

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description
      12 or 24 months (degree completion)
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Practicum Preparation
  • Introduction to Academic Integrity
  • Foundations of Professional Communication
  • Communication Theory
  • Professional Written Communication
  • Historical and Conceptual Foundations in Digital Communication

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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.

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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.
  • Evidence of having sufficient knowledge, skills and abilities to complete a demanding academic course of study.

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Work Experience

  • Normally, a minimum of five years of relevant work experience in the areas of communication, public relations, journalism or other related fields.

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

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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