• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
The Social Sciences program at the Royal Roads University responds to the growing demand nationally and internationally for scholar-practitioners who can provide intellectual leadership in the workplace, and help build sustainable organizations, communities and societies in an age of global interdependence.

About

An alternative to traditional doctoral programs, the Social Sciences program at the Royal Roads University focuses on the interdisciplinary applications of the social sciences to complex, real-world problems of direct concern to organizations, communities and society in general.

The program of study is designed to build your knowledge and understanding of a range of applied social research methodologies and their relevance to specific practical social purposes. 

The program is based on the academic and professional expertise of the faculty at Royal Roads University. Doctoral programs of study should align with one of the university’s strategic research themes and be linked to the subject expertise of the university’s academic programming.

Outcomes

The program is a professional degree program that focuses on the interdisciplinary applications of the social sciences to our contemporary world. Through such applied research, the program addresses complex real-world problems at the organizational, community, and societal level. 

The program responds to the national and global demand for workplace leaders with doctoral-level research skills who have the capacity for social and organizational innovation in support of sustainable organizations, communities, and societies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Academic Integrity
  • Social Change and Interdisciplinarity in Global Context
  • Social Science Theory and the Globalized World
  • Directed Study
  • Research Paradigms in Applied Social Sciences
  • Applied Qualitative Social Scientific Methods
  • Applied Quantitative Social Scientific Methods
  • Dissertation

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    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:

    100

    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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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Normally, a master’s degree in one of the Social Sciences, or related field;
  • Evidence of experience related to the degree program;
  • Normally a minimum of 10 years with senior level decision-making authority;
  • A competitive, interdisciplinary, applied research proposal that reflects current research foci in the Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences at Royal Roads University.

Work Experience

At least 10 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21492 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 85990 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    21492 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 85990 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 48 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.

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