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Astronomy

University of British Columbia

24 months
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About

University of British Columbia research in Astronomy and Astrophysics covers most areas of current interest in this broad field, including a wide range of theoretical and observational studies in astronomy, and also experimental and theoretical studies in cosmology. 

Overview

Studies at microwave and radio frequencies include research on variable radio sources, searches for pulsars, the early stages of star formation, relativistic jets, and balloon-borne measurements of the cosmic microwave background radiation.

 A variety of theoretical work complements this Astronomy research, with topics that range from planetary dynamics and the structure of neutron stars, to theoretical studies of structure formation in the early universe. Development of astronomical instrumentation is also supported.

What makes the program unique?

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at University of British Columbia is noted for the excellence of its research and its high academic standards and integrity. We are constantly rated as one of the top Physics & Astronomy programs in the world.

Programme Structure

Courses:

  • Astronomical Dynamics
  • Galaxies
  • High-energy Astrophysics
  • Planetary Astronomy
  • Stars
  • Astronomical Statistics
  • Observational Techniques
  • Cosmology
  • Directed Studies
  • Thesis: MSc Astronomy
  • Dissertation: PhD Astronomy

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants have to submit transcripts from all past post-secondary study. 
    • A minimum of three references are required for application to graduate programs at UBC. References should be requested from individuals who are prepared to provide a report on your academic ability and qualifications.
    • Many programs require a statement of interest, sometimes called a "statement of intent", "description of research interests" or something similar.
    • Permanent Residents of Canada must provide a clear photocopy of both sides of the Permanent Resident card.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8952 CAD/year
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  • National

    5095 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 5095 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Vancouver

1590 - 2686 CAD /month
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