Student information

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Learn about our MSc and PhD programs.  We also offer co-op work terms to undergraduate students.

For information on courses as well as the CAMPEP-accredited certificate program, see the column on the left.

Graduate application information

  • Applications for September entry in a MSc and PhD are due on January 15th.
  • However, applications may be submitted at any point throughout the year for consideration. In some cases January or May entry may be possible.
  • Student application information can be found on the Department of Physics & Astronomy webpage and also on the Faculty of Graduate Studies webpage.
  • We receive more applications than we have available spots, hence, applications are reviewed and offers made on a competitive basis.
  • For information on application requirements, see the MSc Program or PhD Program tabs below.
  • Stipends are offered to all accepted applicants. For more information see the Financial Support Rules tab on the Physics and Astronomy Financial Support page.
  • For information regarding the number of applicants, offers, and placement of graduates in Medical Physics residencies, industry, and academia each year please see the Program Statisics tab below.

MSc program

Mandatory prerequisites

  • The equivalent of an Honours Physics or Astronomy degree
    • Must include at least 3 upper level (3rd or 4th year) Physics courses
      • e.g. Quantum Mechanics, Electromagnetism, Statistical Mechanics

Program Requirements

PhD program

Mandatory prerequisites

  • CAMPEP-accredited MSc degree in Medical Physics
    • Applicants without a CAMPEP-accredited degree will be considered, but would be faced with taking all of the offered graduate CAMPEP courses during their PhD

Program Requirements

Certificate program

Mandatory prerequisites

  • PhD in Physics (or a related field, such as Nuclear Engineering)

Program Requirements

More information can be found here.

Program statistics

Year # of Applicants # of Admission Offers # of Offers Accepted # of Students Graduating Locations of Graduates (initial placement)
M.Sc. Program
2010 12 3 1 2 PhD (2)
2011 21 5 4 1 PhD
2012 23 2 2 0
2013 11 0 0 4 PhD (4)
2014 15 1 1 1 Residency
2015 25 4 3 0
2016 23 2 2 2 Residency (1), PhD (1)
2017 24 6 2 1 PhD
2018 20 4 3 0
2019 23 4 1 3
2020 25 8 5 0
Ph.D. Program
2010 9 4 4 0
2011 6 1 1 1 Academic
2012 9 2 2 0
2013 8 3 3 1 Residency
2014 7 1 1 1 Residency
2015 8 1 1 2 Residency (1), Industry (1)
2016 6 2 1 1 Postdoc
2017 6 1 1 2 Residency (2)
2018 7 0 0 3 Postdoc (1), Industry (2)
2019 2 0 0 2 Residency (2)
2020 4 1 1 1 Postdoc
Graduate Certificate Program
2015 3 2 1 0
2016 2 1 0 1 Residency
2017 6 4 0 0
2018 4 4 3 0
2019 3 3 2 1 Residency
2020 2 2 2 1 Residency

Undergraduate co-op program

The Medical Physics program offers co-op work terms to students in the undergraduate co-op program. The exact projects and timelines depend on the student and current circumstances.

Interested students can check out the UVic Physics and Astronomy Undergraduate Co-op program or email Faculty members directly about possible open positions.