• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
The Environmental Education and Communication programme taught at Royal Roads University is a leadership program that focuses on developing the competency and skill of educators and communicators who have an interest in, or responsibility for presenting environmental information to audiences. 

About

The Environmental Education and Communication programme taught at Royal Roads University builds theoretical and practical knowledge and skills as well as strengthens student’s understanding of environmental studies and sustainability, learning theory, environmental education, educational program development, philosophical and cultural analysis, journalism and communications.

The program complements, and builds on expertise in related degree programs at Royal Roads University in Environmental Management, Environmental Science, Conflict Resolution, Leadership and Training, and Distributed Learning.

The Graduate Diploma in Environmental Education and Communication program is laddered, which allows individuals to complete a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, or full Master's degree.

A Graduate Certificate is awarded upon successful completion of a residency and one distance-based semester (approximately five months).

A Graduate Diploma is awarded upon successful completion of two residences and one distance-based semester. (approximately one year).

Who It’s For

The Graduate Diploma in Environmental Education and Communication program 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.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • 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

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • 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.

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).

General Requirements

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%).

Work Experience

At least 2 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18768 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18765 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    15540 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15540 CAD 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

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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