Ocean Physics Graduate Program

Welcome to the UVic Graduate Program in Ocean Physics.

More information about the research program in ocean physics is found at the Ocean Physics Group website.

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 course list for incoming students in ocean physics 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 are lacking the appropriate background.

Fall term core courses include:
PHYS 500A  Quantum Mechanics I
PHYS 502A  Classical Electrodynamics

In addition to these core courses, the MSc program requires three additional courses (see Further MSc/PhD courses).

In addition to core courses, the MSc program requires one additional course from the following:

For PhD students, the courses above and/or the additional courses below may also be suitable, while other subjects may be covered by directed studies (PHYS 580), or in certain cases the course programs at other BC institutions.