Climate Action Leadership, M.A. | Royal Roads University | Victoria, Canada
24 months
16573 CAD/year
13150 CAD/year
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Join the global movement working to mitigate climate change. Use open learning to engage with real-world problems. At the Climate Action Leadership programme from Royal Roads University, you create ground-breaking solutions through communication, changemaking and leadership.

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You feel, as we do, that the climate emergency is the most pressing challenge facing our world. And you know that solving this problem calls for strong leadership. You want to step up to lead change, through the social, political, cultural and economic responses that point to a low-carbon, socially just and climate-resilient future. And you want to align your educational journey with a meaningful career path.

The Climate Action Leadership programme from Royal Roads University gives you the tools to integrate climate action in your existing work or launch into a new profession. Join an international movement of climate action leaders working to change the climate story from a tale of disaster to one of transformation.

Program Outcomes

Once you have completed this program, you'll have skills in climate communication, climate risk management, building a business case for climate action, design thinking, and change management to work in sectors focused on the environment and community development.

You'll also develop your learning in the following areas:

  • climate adaptation and resilience literacy
  • critical, creative and transdisciplinary thinking
  • research literacy
  • adaptive leadership and decision making
  • communication and knowledge mobilization
  • change making orientation and implementation

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Academic Integrity
  • Internship Preparation and Career
  • Management Skills
  • Connections for Climate Action Leadership
  • Leading Climate Action in Society
  • Climate Risk Management
  • Modelling the Business Case for Climate Action

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Four-year (or comparable) Education, Arts, Science or other undergraduate degree in a related field from a recognized post-secondary institution with a GPA of at least 3.33/4.33 in the final 20 courses (or last 2 years).
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in a leadership or management position that is directly related to the MA Climate Action Leadership program learning outcomes.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16573 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33146 CAD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    13150 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26301 CAD for the full programme during 24 months.

Living costs for Victoria

1490 - 2092 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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