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Physics and Astronomy

In physics and astronomy, you’ll study the building blocks of our universe. Through dynamic learning, you’ll gain fundamental insights into yourself and your research.

All MSc and PhD degrees are awarded with a major in physics. Specific degree concentrations with different program requirements are also offered in astronomy, medical physics and ocean physics. 

Degree programs offered

Program Expected length Project and/or thesis Course-based
MA 2 years Yes No
PhD 4 years Yes No
GCMP 8 months No Yes

Quick facts

Program options:
Masters, Doctorate, Certificate
Program delivery:
On-campus
Dynamic learning:
Co-op optional

Areas of focus

  • Physics
  • Accelerator physics
  • Condensed matter physics
  • Experimental particle physics
  • Theoretical physics
  • Astrophysics
  • Galactic astronomy and astrophysics
  • Stellar astronomy and astrophysics
  • Medical physics
  • Ocean physics

Faculties and departments

Need help?

Contact Danielle Ryzuk at physgrad@uvic.ca or 250-721-7700.

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