UVic physicists are partners in the world's biggest science experiment, and helped to design and build the ATLAS detector in the massive Large Hadron Collider near Geneva.

The MSc degree is a two-year program that incorporates both courses and research. Most students complete their courses during the first year and concentrate on research in the second, although your exact program will be determined by you and your supervisor.

You'll need to complete the minimum number of course units, a written research thesis and an oral defence. See the program requirements.

Transferring to the PhD program

Transfer to the PhD program without completion of the MSc is possible, normally within the first 16 months of entering the MSc program.  Learn more about MSc to PhD transfer.

Academic advice

Contact the Graduate Advisor if you have questions on academic matters like course options and research possibilities.

Our Graduate Program Assistant can help with administrative and procedural matters like registration and funding.