The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers opportunities for graduate study in several experimental and theoretical fields of contemporary interest. A Master’s degree in physics normally consists of both coursework and a thesis. The Comprehensive M.Sc. program in medical physics is a two-year (18-month coursework, 6-month research project) program that requires 36 credits. A clinical research project in an approved laboratory and the submission of a research report is also required. On completion of the coursework and research project, the student will be required to pass a comprehensive oral examination.
For Ph.D. students, the main program of studies is selected from one of the major fields of research, and is supplemented by an ancillary program that takes into account the student’s interests and breadth of experience.
The academic faculty pursue original research in:
astronomy and astrophysics
atomic and molecular physics
condensed matter and materials physics
An integral part of the research programs is the variety of major research facilities within the Department, as well as research facilities at various national and international laboratories.
The University of Manitoba is a major institution in the Western Canada Research Computing Grid (WestGrid) and is the location of a large high performance-computing cluster accessible to all researchers across Canada through Compute/Calcul Canada.