M.Sc. On Campus


Bishop's University

18 months
18661 CAD/year
2725 CAD/year
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Physics from Bishop's University is designed to give students a deeper appreciation of physics while giving them a comprehensive exposure to research methodology that will allow them to become independent researchers. 

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Physics from Bishop's University requires the successful defense of a thesis (Physics 600; 15 credits), participation in the seminar series (Physics 580 & 581; 18 credits), and the completion of a minimum of 12 credits (4 courses) from lecture courses offered at the 500-level. 

Students at Physics from Bishop's University will gain knowledge in:

  • Astrophysics (High Energy Phenomena, Stellar and Binary Evolution, Pulsars)
  • Solid State Physics (Condensed Matter Physics, Many-Body Theory, Highly Correlated Systems)
  • Theoretical Physics (Cosmology, Gravitational Theory, Dark Energy)
  • Particle Physics (Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quantum Mechanics 
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electromagnetic Theory 
  • Theoretical Topics
  • Statistical Mechanics
  • Advanced Quantum Theory
  • Particle Physics 
  • Advanced General Relativity
  • Relativistic Astrophysics
  • Numerical Methods and Simulations 
  • Stellar Astrophysics
  • Many-Body Quantum Theory in Condensed Matter Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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There is no deadline for applications, but to receive the fullest consideration for registration in September, we encourage students to apply before May 1st.


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General requirements

  • The program is open to graduates of any university of recognized standing who have obtained at least a Bachelor’s degree with honours with a Class II standing (GPA of 3/4 or its equivalent). 

  • An applicant who has followed a combined program (e.g., majors in math and physics), must have obtained at least a Class II standing in their physics courses. 

  • Applicants who do not satisfy these requirements may, with the permission of the University, be admitted to a qualifying year to bring their standing up to that of an honours degree. 

  • Alternatively the department may require students to do additional courses to those that are considered mandatory to meet the minimum requirements. 

  • Even if MSc applicants meet the minimum requirements, the department is not obligated to accept applicants based on the availability of supervisors, financial considerations, ability to offer the necessary courses, or the ranking of more qualified candidates.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18661 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18661 CAD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    2725 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2725 CAD per year during 18 months.
  • Out-of Province and French Citizens & Belgian Francophone $8,505 per year.
    • For international students: Course-based $25,455, Thesis-based $18,661 per year.

Living costs for Sherbrooke

1080 - 1710 CAD /month
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