Physics - Science, Society and Policy, M.Sc. | University of Ottawa | Ottawa, Canada
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Physics - Science, Society and Policy

12 months
18168 CAD/year
4912 CAD/year
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Physics - Science, Society and Policy from University of Ottawa combines the research strengths of the University of Ottawa and Carleton University.  


At Physics - Science, Society and Policy from University of Ottawa research facilities are shared between the two campuses. Students have access to the professors, courses and facilities at both universities; however, they must enroll at the “home university” of the thesis supervisor.

Students at Physics - Science, Society and Policy from University of Ottawa will gain knowledge in:

  • Condensed matter
    • High energy physics
    • Biological physics
    • Medical physics
    • Photonics

    Programme Structure

    Courses include:
    • Solid State Physics
    • Type I & II Superconductors
    • Advanced Topics in Medical Physics
    • Physics of Macromolecules
    • Physics, Chemistry and Characterization of Mineral Systems
    • Computational Methods in Material Sciences
    • Semiconductor Physics
    • Optical Properties
    • Physics of Fiber Optic Systems

    Key information


    • Full-time
      • 12 months

    Start dates & application deadlines


    30 alternative credits



    On Campus

    Academic requirements

    GPA admission requirements GPA

    Other requirements

    General requirements

    • Be the holder of a bachelor’s degree with a specialization, or a major in physics (or equivalent) with a minimum average of 70% (B).
    • Demonstrate a good academic performance as shown by official transcripts, research reports, abstracts or any other documents demonstrating research skills.
    • Resume
    • A letter of intent outlining your career goals and proposed research area.
    • We recommend that you contact potential thesis supervisors early. To register, you need to be accepted by a thesis supervisor.
    • International students must show proof of funding in the form of a supervisor stipend and a combination of scholarships and/or in-trust accounts.
    • A good knowledge of either English or French and good ability to write in English is required.
    • 2 Recommendation letters
    • Transcripts 

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      18168 CAD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 9084 CAD per semester during 12 months.
    • National

      4912 CAD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 2456 CAD per semester during 12 months.

    Living costs for Ottawa

    1168 - 1925 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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