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Physics MSc

Admission Requirements

  • Honours degree, or its equivalent in Physics or a related field.
  • Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.

Additional Admission Requirements

Qualified applicants lacking prerequisite courses are required to take undergraduate courses (up to 12 credits) in addition to the regular graduate program. Applicants with deficiencies in their undergraduate preparation may be required to take a one-year qualifying program before admission to the MSc program.

Degree Requirements

Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.

Please see the Physics Courses page for course descriptions.

Physics MSc (45 credits)

9credits chosen from Physics MSc courses


PHYS 760 MSc Seminar on Selected Topics (3.00)



PHYS 790 Master’s Research and Thesis (33.00)

Physics MSc Courses

PHYS 601 Advanced Quantum Mechanics I (3.00)
PHYS 602 Advanced Quantum Mechanics II (3.00)
PHYS 603 High Energy Physics (3.00)
PHYS 608 Selected Topics in High Energy Physics (3.00)
PHYS 609 Selected Topics in Quantum Physics (3.00)
PHYS 636 Condensed Matter Physics I (3.00)
PHYS 637 Condensed Matter Physics II (3.00)
PHYS 638 Additional Module in Condensed Matter Physics (1.00)
PHYS 639 Selected Topics in Condensed Matter Physics (3.00)
PHYS 642 Statistical Physics (3.00)
PHYS 644 Advanced Classical Mechanics and Relativity (3.00)
PHYS 646 Electrodynamics (3.00)
PHYS 648 Non Linear Waves (3.00)
PHYS 649 Selected Topics in Theoretical Physics (3.00)
PHYS 660 Chemical Aspects of Biophysics (3.00)
PHYS 663 Quantitative Human Systems Physiology (3.00)
PHYS 665 Principles of Medical Imaging (3.00)
PHYS 666 Additional Module in Biophysics (1.00)
PHYS 667 Selected Topics in Biophysics (3.00)
PHYS 668 Additional Module in Biomedical Physics (1.00)
PHYS 669 Selected Topics in Biomedical Physics (3.00)
PHYS 678 Additional Module in Applied Physics (1.00)
PHYS 679 Selected Topics in Applied Physics (3.00)
PHYS 688 Additional Module in Computational Physics (1.00)
PHYS 689 Selected Topics in Computational Physics (3.00)

Students may, with permission of their supervisor, take courses from the following list:

CHEM 620 Selected Topics in Organic Chemistry (3.00)
CHEM 630 Selected Topics in Physical Chemistry (3.00)
CHEM 651 Nanochemistry (3.00)
CHEM 690 Selected Topics in Instrumentation (3.00)
CHME 6071 Materials Science and Engineering (4.00)
CHME 6121 Nanomaterials Science and Engineering (4.00)
COEN 6211 Biological Computing and Synthetic Biology (4.00)
ELEC 6271 Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: Opto-Electronic Devices (4.00)
ELEC 6281 Principles of Solid State Nanodevices (4.00)
ELEC 6661 Medical Image Processing (4.00)
ELEC 6671 Biological Signal Processing (4.00)
MAST 694 Group Theory (3.00)

Academic Regulations

  1. Academic Standing. Please refer to the Academic Standing section of the Calendar for a detailed review of the Academic Regulations.
  2. Residence. The minimum residence requirement is one year (3 terms) of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study.
  3. Time Limit. Please refer to the Academic Regulations for further details regarding the Time Limits.
  4. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.70.

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