Brock University - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Faculty of Graduate Studies
1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way
St. Catharines, ON
Canada L2S 3A1

PhD in Physics

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Mathematics and Science
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Physics, General
Description The Department of Physics offers thesis-based MSc and PhD programs which focus on condensed matter physics, materials science, theoretical physics, and biophysics. Potential fields of research which may be pursued are described below. Students will gain extensive experience in research, critical thinking and essential communication and technical skills, which will prepare them for successful careers in industry, academic and other institutions and organizations. Hands-on use of our sophisticated equipment provides excellent job training and gives our graduates a significant advantage in the job market over those students who have only an undergraduate degree.
Website: PhD in Physics at Brock University - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Thesis Based? Yes
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 80
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or CanTEST [min. 4.5]

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is recommended for international students, but not required. Agreement from a faculty adviser to supervise the student is also required for admission to the program.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
Students can be admitted into the PhD program through one of the following three options: (1) after successful completion of an MSc degree or equivalent in Physics or closely related discipline, with at least an 80% overall average; or (2) after one year in the Brock Physics MSc program. Students wishing to transfer to PhD Studies will be expected to have completed all master's coursework, with the exception of PHYS 5P91, with at least an 80% average. In addition, the student must submit a report on the progress made on the MSc thesis research, including a literature review and a PhD proposal, prior to the transfer. The transfer requires approval by the supervisory committee. (3) In exceptional cases, a student may be admitted directly to the PhD program with a four-years honours Bachelor's degree, or the equivalent; his or her academic standing (normally, with at least an 80% major average) and research potential must be demonstrably commensurate with readiness for doctoral study.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: July 20, 2018