M.Sc. On Campus

Materials Physics

Brock University

17 months
23502 CAD/year
8175 CAD/year
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The objective of this 13-months-long course-based Materials Physics program at Brock University  is to provide intensive, “hands-on” graduate training in advanced experimental, theoretical, and computational techniques of modern materials science. 


The Materials Physics program at Brock University is a 13-month-long course-based Master's International Student Program (ISP) consisting of two months of language training starting at the beginning of August followed by three four-months-long academic terms.

Program Details

The program is being offered in the Department of Physics and its focus is on the applications of condensed-matter Physics to the development and characterization of novel materials, from semiconductors to thin films to superconductors to liposomes.

Through the mentorship of our faculty, you will learn to work both independently and in collaboration with others. You will learn to identify important and critical problems and to use appropriate methods and techniques to address them. An essential part of your training will be to communicate your results to a scientific audience as well as to the non-technical management staff, and to evaluate business and societal impact of your work without prejudice. These goals will be achieved through presentations at graduate research seminars and through the production of detailed technical laboratory and term reports conforming to the rigorous standards of scientific and technical publications in the fields of Materials Science and Technology.

International students will receive a thorough training in the use of technical English and in the style of technical and scientific interactions in the workplace, starting with a Graduate Student Preparatory Program, and continuing throughout the program. It is an essential element of the program that many of the graduate classes be shared with the Canadian graduate students, to avoid segregating international students into common-language-based groups and to ensure that the working language remains English.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Advanced Electromagnetism
  • Advanced Statistical Physics
  • Advanced Quantum Mechanics
  • Advanced Condensed Matter Physics
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Modern Wave Optics
  • Magnetism & Magnetic Materials
  • Optical Properties of Solids
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 17 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Applications are considered when received.


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

To be considered for admission to a Master’s program, a student will normally hold a four year degree, or its equivalent, from an accredited university with a minimum 75% (mid-B) average over the last two years of full-time undergraduate study.

You will need to submit your transcripts as well as the following program specific materials:
  • Resume
  • GRE is recommended but not required
  • Two references are required

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23502 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23502 CAD per year during 17 months.
  • National

    8175 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8175 CAD per year during 17 months.

Living costs for St. Catharines

1015 - 1615 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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