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Materials Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #1148 (BCR) ,
Materials Science offered by Trent University is an exciting, multi-disciplinary field that investigates matter and materials across a broad range of scales, interactions, and applications. From nanotechnology to biomaterials, Materials Scientists develop new materials and techniques, and improve existing ones.


To meet the demand for researchers and scientists in this field, Trent University and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology jointly offer innovative, interdisciplinary M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs, focusing on the fundamental science of materials. Designed for graduates of science programs who want a career in interdisciplinary research, the M.Sc. program in Materials Science will develop knowledge and research experience at the interface of chemistry, physics, biology, and engineering. The program emphasizes core science and an emphasis on the development of science communication skills

At Trent University, you will build on fundamental science principles for your independent research project, developing skills in project management and effective communication of technical information. Comprised of coursework and a thesis, your degree will prepare you for a career in research and development in the public or private sector.

  • M.Sc. students may apply for transfer to the Ph.D. program after one year.
  • Work alongside dedicated faculty members with state-of-the-art equipment.
  • Prepare for modern work environments and lifelong learning.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Chemistry
  • Solid State Theory
  • Computational Physics
  • Silicon Chemistry
  • Biomaterials

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • B.Sc. Honours degree (a four year undergraduate bachelor's degree) in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering or equivalent
  • Minimum B+ (77%) or equivalent in the work of the last four semesters or the last two undergraduate years (last ten full credits)
  • A potential supervisor must be chosen as an admission requirement to this program and this must be discussed in your plan of study

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21267 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21267 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    8929 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8929 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Oshawa

  • 1100 - 1700 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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