Royal Roads University

Established in 1940 and located in Colwood, British Columbia, Royal Roads University offers a variety of applied and professional programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels, with a focus on graduate-level career development.

Royal Roads University’s “Effective” learning model provides students with the tools to succeed after graduation. Blended learning models combine online and intensive, on-campus learning, and are designed to favour working professionals. A short, on-campus residency is followed by distance education courses that deliver theoretical and information-based learning, while the online learning model is flexible and adaptable to each student’s unique lifestyle. Programs focus on team-based learning in order to provide students with leadership experience in a challenging, supportive learning environment.

Royal Roads University is home to the Centre for Health Leadership and Research, the Institute for Values-Based Leadership, and the Centre for Livelihoods and Ecology.

Royal Roads University was ranked as the number one public institution for an active and collaborative learning experience, as well as the number one institution for the level of academic challenge, by the National Survey of Student Engagement in 2011.

Campus Life

Royal Roads University’s focus on working professionals creates a campus environment that is based on academic success and mature social interaction.

Students at Royal Roads University have access to recreational facilities, including drop-in activities such as basketball, badminton, floor hockey, squash, and fitness classes. Support services include international student orientation services, academic workshops, as well as career services and personal counseling.

Royal Roads’ campus is situated at the Hatley Park National Historic Site. Spanning over 260 hectares, the campus features lush parklands, as well as walking, hiking, and biking trails, and panoramic views of British Columbia’s unique landscape. The campus’s most recognized building, Hatley Castle, has been featured in a number of film and television productions.

Colwood, British Columbia, is located on Vancouver Island. Colwood is home to several National Historic Sites, including Fisgard Lighthouse and Fort Rodd Hill, as well as open waterfront parks, bird sanctuaries, and recreation centres.

Why Study at Royal Roads University?

Royal Roads University’s mission is to become a leader and partner in creating enduring prosperity based on the belief that academic and social transformation results from teaching applied problem-solving skills.

Royal Roads University offers customized programs that suit the needs of individual students, which brings like-minded professionals together to create a complex, collaborative learning environment. Blended learning programs accommodate individual schedules and needs in order to balance work, family, and education, while completing degrees quickly in an intensive academic environment.

The University’s progressive learning model offers a combination of online distance education and on-campus learning, which creates a dynamic learning environment where personal growth and academic achievement are both equally important to student and graduate success. Students will learn skills that can be applied immediately to their professional careers.

School Address

2005 Sooke Road,
Victoria,British Columbia
V9B 5Y2

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