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Professional Communication, B.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
The BA in Professional Communication at Royal Roads University examines the areas of language, media, culture and technology. You will also gain professional experience and practical skills to prepare you for success in the workplace.


The BA in Professional Communication at Royal Roads University balances academic education, professional experience and practical skills with courses in professional writing, public relations, journalism, public speaking, organizational communication and new media. You will be able to develop your interpersonal, teamwork and leadership skills, and learn to understand communication concepts, tools, processes and techniques.

At the School of Communication & Culture we believe that communication is a powerful tool that can change the lives of individuals and whole communities. With this in mind, we have created a range of practical programs that will teach you the strategies, processes and theories behind effective communication. 

This specialist knowledge will help you become an effective communication professional who can make a real difference to large companies around the world.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Foundations of Professional Communication
  • Theoretical Foundations in Communication
  • Fundamentals of Professional Writing
  • Public Speaking and Presentation Skills
  • Digital Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication across Cultures
  • Media and Cultural Studies
  • Visual Communication
  • Writing for Business and Government
  • Practicum - Professional Experience in Communication
  • Global Communication
  • Media Project
  • Rhetoric: Theory and Practice
  • Research Methods
  • Organizational Communication
  • Crisis Communication Management


Creative individuals with a passion for communication, who wish to develop successful careers in public relations, advertising, marketing, journalism, corporate, technical, or web-based communication. 

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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).

  • “B” (3.00/4.33) GPA
  • Equivalent of 60 credits of university-level coursework
  • Specific undergraduate course requirements, depending on the program

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

  • International

    19995 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19995 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Year 3 and 4 - $39,990

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.


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