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Physics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #281 (QS) ,
Established in 1983, the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Physics (OCIP) combines the research strengths of the University of Ottawa and Carleton University. The Institute offers graduate programs leading to the master’s (MSc) and doctoral (PhD) degrees in Physics.


University of Ottawa, Physics

Research facilities are shared between the two campuses. Students have access to the professors, courses and facilities at both universities; however, they must register at the “home university” of the thesis supervisor.Members of the Institute are engaged in research in different fields of Physics: condensed matter; high energy and biological physics; medical physics; photonics.

Additional information is posted in the departmental website.Particularly for the medical physics program, research supervision may be provided by members of other institutions in the area such as hospitals, cancer clinics and government laboratories.Most of the requirements of these programs must be fulfilled in English.

Research activities may be conducted in English or in French, or in both languages, depending on the main language of the professor and of the members of the research group.

The programs are governed by the the regulations and procedures for Joint Graduate Programs and the general regulations of the graduate faculty at each of the two universities. The general regulations of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FGPS) of the University of Ottawa are posted on the website of the FGPS.

Programme Structure

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    15 units alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
    • French
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

For more information please visit the program website.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6420 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6420 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    2729 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2729 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Ottawa

  • 1168 - 1930 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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