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:

Students entering the graduate program at MSc level will need to complete the coursework requirements for the MSc (Physics) degree. These include 7.5 course units (5 one-semester classes) for an MSc, and a further 1.5 units (1 one-semester class) 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.

Additional 4th year courses may also be required for those students who have not already completed upper level courses in quantum mechanics (see e.g. PHYS 423), electromagnetism (see e.g. PHYS 422), and introductory solid state physics (see e.g. PHYS 438).

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

Spring term core courses include:
PHYS 550  Topics in Condensed Matter Physics

Further courses which can be taken at the MSc or PhD level include:
PHYS 501A  Quantum Theory and Quantum Fields
PHYS 513  Topics in Theoretical Physics
PHYS 515  Data Analysis Techniques for Physics and Astronomy