Royal Roads University

Royal Roads University

Royal Roads University exists to provide high quality, innovative, competitively priced applied post-secondary education to career-focused students in Canada and abroad in a manner which meets their needs, is financially self-sufficient and is socially and environmentally responsible.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (38)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Journalism & Media (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



Located in one of Canada’s most beautiful National Historic Sites, Royal Roads University has a long history of excellence. In 2015, celebrates 75 years of leadership and learning - 55 years as a military college and 20 years as a public applied research university. 


The programs offered at Royal Roads University provide learners with the tools and techniques required to be effective after graduation. Whether you’re looking for a new career or want to improve your standing, financially and professionally, within your current organization, the blended learning model of online courses and intensive, on-campus residencies lets you use what you learn, today.


Under the direction of Dr. Pedro Marquez, the Office of the Vice President Research, International, Marketing and Business Development, provides a portfolio of services to facilitate and promote the research activities of Royal Roads University. 

The office is the primary point of contact for research ethics and research services, including development and funding, intellectual property, research communication, and research policies and procedures.


RRU’s Career Learning & Development (CLD) office offers career guidance to students who are seeking advice around their career goals either as part of an academic work term or during their job search.

CareerRoads is RRU’s career database of engaged employers who may be open to supporting students in a variety of academic and career-related activities. More than just a job board, this searchable database offers students a network of organizations connected to RRU’s programs and unique education model.

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Housing services

Royal Roads University offers convenient on-campus housing for students while on short-term residency. Choose from a variety of private single and double rooms or dormitory-style suites with shared washrooms. 

Located in the heart of the Colwood campus, accommodations are located in the Millward and Nixon buildings. Residence lounges include fridges, microwaves, coffee makers, toasters, kettles and cutlery. The nearby Habitat Café offers a variety of meals for purchase seven days a week.

Library services

The library, too, has all the resources you could possibly need to succeed, with 48,000 printed books, over 100 online databases and 55,000 e-books.

Student Life

Campus life

The Royal Roads University campus sprawls over 260 hectares of lush parkland, where you will find walking, hiking, and biking trails, magnificent examples of the west coast’s flora and fauna, gorgeous views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca with the majestic Olympic mountain range in the background, a stunning Japanese garden, and a castle built for one of Vancouver Island’s most recognized coal barons. 

Sports facilities

A welcoming space for both members of the university and the local community, the Recreation Centre at Royal Roads University is here to help you achieve a balanced lifestyle.

Take part in one of our yoga or fitness classes; use the cardio and free weight facilities, all in our low traffic-no pressure workout environment. Want to take advantage of the extensive hiking and walking paths or the nearby Galloping Goose bike trail? Royal Roads University offer trail orientations and access to bike rentals to all our members, as well as many other membership benefits.

Student clubs

The Royal Roads University Student Association (RRUSA) is incorporated under the Society Act of British Columbia as the University's undergraduate student association.

All registered undergraduate learners who have paid their student fees are members of the RRUSA, and may vote in elections and referendums, establish and join organizations under the control of RRUSA, nominate or be nominated for the Executive or Council, and stand for election or hold office. 

The RRUSA serves as a collective undergraduate voice, liaises with the University on a variety of issues, provides ongoing activities and events for learners, and administers the undergraduate extended healthcare plan.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

Am not yet starting my study but soon i will be a part of Royal Road University

My University experience be like
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

So, my experience at my University was really great, I've always loved to study it's really fun for me. I love to take classes, to learn, to study, to teach others about why I've learned, it's an incredible feeling. I studied business administration because it's a career that has to many different subjects that you can specialize and I like them all

Royal Roads University - a beautiful and well known campus
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The university has many useful facilities, and their instructors are very engaged. Unfortunately, because of Covid-19 we are having online classes since March 2020. But our university provides online classes and online material to finish the degree.

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