About Royal Roads

Located in one of Canada’s most beautiful National Historic Sites, Royal Roads University has a long history of excellence. In 2015, we celebrated 75 years of leadership and learning – 55 years as a military college and 20 years as a public applied research university.

We understand the needs and aspirations of our students, and we’ve created options to deliver an educational experience that fits your lifestyle. Our cohort model features group-based course work, providing a resource of like-minded peers for you to share, challenge and grow with throughout your program. Even after graduation, these groups continue to support your aspirations to ensure your life changing experience with us has enabled not only professional transformation, but a personal one as well.

We’ve got a unique learning model – we call it “effective”

The programs offered at Royal Roads University provide our learners with the tools and techniques required to be effective after graduation. Whether you’re looking for a new career or want to improve your standing, financially and professionally, within your current organization, our blended learning model of online courses and intensive, on-campus residencies lets you use what you learn, today.

Our online learning model allows you to continue working while you complete your degree. The program begins with a short, on-campus residency that allows you to meet the rest of the learners in your cohort, followed by distance courses that deliver the theoretical and information-based material in the program. Moodle, the platform used for online learning, facilitates the delivery of learning materials while providing you with the ability to interact and engage with fellow students and professors.

What makes us different

A sustainable future

At Royal Roads University, we understand that environmental leadership is required and we’re proud that our students, faculty, and staff support this direction. Climate change is one of the most critical challenges of our time, and we are focused on initiatives that support campus sustainability. Environmental sustainability is not only intrinsically linked to our teaching and research mandate, it’s a challenge that calls for the kind of interdisciplinary and collaborative problem-solving at which we excel.

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Discover how the experience at Royal Roads University is anything but ordinary. Information sessions and webinars let you learn about programs, current issues and research directly from faculty, staff, students and graduates. While we offer regular program information sessions, we also offer topical webinars on the latest trends, featured alumni and faculty research.

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Learning at Royal Roads doesn’t always take place in a classroom. We also offer short, topical webinars hosted by our faculty, staff, students and alumni. These webinars are then recorded and shared so you can watch them on-demand, wherever and whenever you like!


“I had the opportunity to be part of an exceptionally talented cohort, and because of their influence I am now able to see the world from a different perspective; beyond archaic values, materialism, and personal gains. I discovered what is important in life – and it’s not living in the most expensive house or wearing the best-tailored threads.”

Paul Jen // BA in Professional Communication (2015)

Key Facts

Truly International

Royal Roads University is a public institution located in Victoria, BC, Canada on Vancouver Island with over 24,000 alumni from 60 countries.

Career Prospects

RRU’s mandate is to respond to the emerging needs of a changing world and workforce, and to deliver programs designed specifically for aspiring and experienced professionals who want to advance their careers.

Flexible Learning

70% of RRU programs are offered in a blended or online format allowing students the flexibility to live their lives, continue with their careers and earn their degree!