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Condensed Matter Physics Graduate Program

Welcome to the UVic Graduate Program in Condensed Matter Physics.

Graduate research opportunities at MSc and PhD level are available in the following areas:

Degree Requirements

Students entering the graduate program at MSc level will need to complete the coursework requirements for the MSc(Physics) degree. These include 9 course units (6 one-semester classes) for an MSc, and a further 3 units (2 one-semester classes) for a PhD. For MSc students, the primary course requirements are normally completed during the fall and spring semesters of the first year. A typical core course list for incoming condensed matter students is shown below. Additional courses may be taken as required in the fall or spring of the second year.

Further 4th-year courses may also be required in addition for those students who have not already completed upper level courses in quantum mechanics (see e.g. PHYS423), electromagnetism (see e.g. PHYS422), and introductory solid state physics (see e.g. PHYS428).

Core courses

Fall term core courses include:
PHYS 500A  Advanced Quantum Mechanics I
PHYS 502A  Solid State Physics II
PHYS 507A  Solid State Physics I

Spring term core courses include:
PHYS 500B  Quantum Mechanics II
PHYS 507B  Solid State Physics II
PHYS 508  Topics in Nanophysics

Further MSc/PhD courses

Further courses which can be taken at the MSc or PhD level include:
PHYS 513  Topics in Theoretical Physics
PHYS 515  Data Analysis Techniques for Physics and Astronomy
PHYS 600A  Quantum Field Theory I
PHYS 600B  Quantum Field Theory II

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