Environmental Education and Communication, Postgraduate Diploma

Environmental Education and Communication, Postgraduate Diploma

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
The Graduate Diploma in Environmental Education and Communication program at Royal Roads University will empower you, and give you the depth and insight to begin to lead and motivate others in developing a sustainable, environmentally sound society.

About

Who It’s For

The Graduate Diploma in Environmental Education and Communication Environmental Education and Communication program at Royal Roads University is for those interested in how education and communication can help develop environmentally sustainable social and economic systems. Learning how we can educate and communicate to engage those in our workplaces, communities and nations towards such a goal involves all sectors of society– agriculture, health, governance, media, business, architecture, community development, science, education, recreation and more.

Students likely already know about the complexities of our current unsustainability and the challenges faced by environmental educators and communicators trying to address this problem. Our program is designed for those who wish to widen their perspective on environmental and related social issues, deepen their understanding of those areas essential to a skilled educator and/or communicator, explore different ways of understanding the causes of our current unsustainable society, and develop attributes essential to effective leadership.

Participants seek opportunities to learn with others from diverse backgrounds, to engage in core classes, co-operative projects, team planning, and group discussions to reach a better understanding of the language, expertise, and concerns of a wide range of education and communication professionals.

Students are typically professionals with bachelor's degrees and at least two years' experience working or interest in environmental education and communication.

Applicants who do not have the formal academic education to qualify for admission may be assessed on the basis of both their formal education and their informal learning, in accordance with the Flexible Admission Process.

The Environmental Education and Communication program is laddered, which allows individuals to complete a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, or full Master's degree. A Graduate Diploma is awarded upon successful completion of two residences and one distance-based semester (approximately one year). Read more about laddering.

Outcomes

Graduates will return to their career with a range of theoretical knowledge and analytical and communications skills and competencies. Graduates have the skills and knowledge to develop and implement innovative programs to provide students, clients and other audiences with science-based information, psychologically-sound strategies, and culturally-appropriate, philosophically-nuanced and educationally-sophisticated approaches to current environmental issues.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Developing Environmental Understanding
  • Foundations for Environmental Communication
  • Systems Perspectives
  • Learning Theory and Program Design
  • Psychological Dimensions of Environmental Education and Communication
  • Worldviews, Ethics, and the Environment
  • The Biosphere and Sustainability
  • Approaches to Research in Environmental Education and Communication

Detailed Programme Facts

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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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:

    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 (Grade B2):

    176

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3
Recommended score: 3.33

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3.33 or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Standard Admission
  • Four-year (or comparable) undergraduate degree in a related field, with a minimum GPA of 'B' (3.00/4.33), from a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • At least two years of relevant work or volunteer experience.
  • Applicants who meet the degree requirement, but not the GPA requirement, will normally be required to take "Academic Writing and Critical Thinking" and obtain a minimum final grade of B (73%).
Flexible Admission
  • Normally, six years of relevant work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • All flexible admission applicants will normally be required to take "Academic Writing and Critical Thinking" and obtain a minimum final grade of B (73%).

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    18402 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18402 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National Applies to you

    15240 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15240 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 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

Financial planning is a crucial component of early educational planning. Please review funding opportunites well before your program begins to help build a reasonable budget.

Loans

Explore the various types of loans available to help fund your studies.

Awards

Explore a variety of competitively-awarded scholarships, awards, and bursaries available from RRU and other funding agencies.

Research Scholarships

RRU manages the scholarship administration for select funding agencies. These are some of the more substantial awards.

Other Funding

Discover alternate funding opportunities like HigherEd Points.

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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