Royal Roads University (RRU), whose mandate is to provide learning opportunities for people in the workplace, is located in Victoria, on beautiful Vancouver Island. RRU’s high quality, innovative, competitively priced education focuses on developing professionals who can prosper and contribute meaningfully in today’s business world.
Royal Roads University is Canada’s only public university to offer both professional and applied programs. Programs are offered at the master’s degree level as well as the undergrad level. Master’s degrees are completed in two years using a concentrated, rigorous full-year academic cycle while Bachelor degree programs can be completed through an accelerated 12-month on-campus format or two years. Most of the programs are a combination of on-line, distance learning with two-week on-campus residencies. In addition, RRU also offers customized and executive development programs.
Royal Roads University has a history of excellence and has created options to deliver an educational experience to fit your lifestyle. With Royal Roads learning and teaching models, you can continue to work full-time while pursuing your Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or if you prefer, you can fit two years of study into one through an intensive program.
The unique cohort model at Royal Roads features group-based course work which is available both on-campus and online, enables you to share, challenge and grow with your peers, throughout your program. The skills you gain through programs that are created with industry professional input, can be immediately applied into your current career.
Royal Roads is proud to offer their outstanding education to anyone who has the commitment it takes to achieve a degree, so have created a flexible admission policy that looks at not only your formal education and qualifications, but also places a value on your hard earned experience.
The RRU campus sprawls over 260 hectares of beautiful parkland, where you can walk or bike near gorgeous views of the Juan de Fuca straight. The campus also houses majestic Hatley Castle which houses the administrative offices and has been host to weddings and several feature films and movies of the week.
Royal Roads has provided an education to working professionals since 1940. Canada’s Department of National Defense owned and operated the Royal Roads Military College (RRMC) that provided a military education initially to reserve officers in World War II, and then members of the army, navy, and air force. In 1975 RRMC was given the right to grant degrees with the first bachelor’s degree being earned in 1977.