About this Degree
The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Toronto is actively engaged in a wide range of observational and theoretical research on solar system dynamics, stars, stellar systems, the interstellar medium, the Galaxy, galaxies, quasars, clusters of galaxies, cosmology, and problems in general relativity. The Department has close ties with the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA) and the Dunlap Institute, which further enhance the opportunities for our students to interact with leading researchers.
Faculty and students use the major optical, radio, and satellite observing facilities of the world. We have an active experimental program using telescopes on long-duration stratospheric balloons and a complementary program designing and building instrumentation for optical, millimetre, and radio telescopes.
Students are immediately engaged in original research throughout these two required research courses. An oral exam by committee is held for each. AST1501Y is normally completed during the Fall/Winter of Year 1, and AST1500Y is completed in the following Summer session.
Students must complete a minimum of 1.5 FCEs (three half courses) from the AST preparatory, elective, or specialized courses. More courses may be taken for credit or audited as appropriate.
Students are expected to attend the weekly general colloquium conducted by the department.
Residence. Students are normally expected to be on campus full-time for the duration of the program.
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
2.0 required full-course equivalents (FCEs)
DisciplinesPhysics Astronomy & Space Sciences View 57 other Masters in Physics in Canada
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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- Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics' additional admission requirements stated below.
- Applicants must hold an appropriate bachelor's degree with high academic standing from a recognized university.
- Applicants whose primary language is not English and who graduated from a university where the language of instruction and examination was not English must demonstrate proficiency in English.
- Because many universities do not offer extensive undergraduate training in astronomy and astrophysics, preparation in physics and mathematics is an acceptable background.
International27520 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 27520 CAD per year during 12 months.
National6210 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6210 CAD per year during 12 months.
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