• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
A journey’s second step is as important as its first. The Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (Blended) taught at the Royal Roads University offers a program tailored to your academic objectives. By offering options from other RRU programs, we’re able to provide an education shaped by your unique aspirations.

About

At Royal Roads University, we understand that your job and personal life can’t always take a backseat to your education. That’s why we offer graduate degrees that equip you for the professional demands of life while enabling you to meet the personal ones.

Proximity to the RRU campus doesn’t have to be an issue. Our graduate students succeed because they’re given the chance to achieve a healthy balance between the real world and a real-world education.

The Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (Blended) taught at the Royal Roads University offers comprised of elements from other RRU programs, enabling us to provide an education shaped by your unique aspirations. Students benefit greatly from an individualized education that offers programs pursuant to their unique interests and schedules, while employers are attracted to candidates capable of meeting the specific demands of the professional world. That’s how everyone wins. That’s why Royal Roads graduate students are always in demand.

This graduate degree program is offered in two formats: online or a blended delivery that combines online coursework with one on-campus residency. And since we’re committed to providing individualized education, all of our students work closely with our program head to develop individual academic plans tailored to their specific needs. Drawing from two or more areas of study, this unique system enables Royal Roads graduate students to pursue an interdisciplinary course of study that combines personal passion and professional interest.

The Students

Royal Roads University draws more than just master’s students seeking an active role in the design of their educational experience. It also attracts driven, focused individuals who want more from their careers and who share a common desire to apply their education meaningfully throughout their organizations and communities. Most of our graduate students are already working professionals. That’s why we’re committed to providing a program that integrates professional experience with a practical education.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Theory in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Academic Writing and Critical Thinking Across Disciplines
  • Social Science Research Methods
  • Global Perspectives on Indigenous Ways of Knowing
  • LGBTQ2S+ Global Issues and Community Engagement

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    88

    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:

    60

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

Standard Admission
  • Four year (or comparable) undergraduate degree in a related field from a recognized post-secondary institution with a minimum GPA of ‘B+’ (3.33/4.33).
  • Normally, a minimum of three years of professional experience.
Flexible Admission

  • While an undergraduate degree in a relevant field of study is recommended, applicants may be assessed for admission on the basis of their skills, knowledge and background developed outside traditional learning structures. This flexible admissions approach opens doors to higher learning for qualified candidates who otherwise might not meet traditional admission requirements, and thereby serves the needs of a diverse group of students.

Work Experience

At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17400 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34800 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    14172 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28350 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 24 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

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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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Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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