Physics & Astronomy

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Students perform experimental/observational or theoretical/computational research in mainstream areas of physics and astronomy, or are offered the unique opportunity to undertake interdisciplinary projects through collaboration in a number of research centres.

You'll benefit from excellent facilities, a high-calibre of professors — including Canada and York Research Chairs — and close connections to interdisciplinary centres at York in fields such as Atmospheric Chemistry, Earth & Space Science, Mass Spectrometry and Vision Research.

The program is recognized for offering students invaluable research opportunities through its affiliation with important international endeavours including: the space-borne Gravity Probe B mission developed by NASA and Stanford University; the ATLAS detector in the LHC accelerator ring at CERN, in Geneva, Switzerland; and the international ALPHA and ATRAP collaborations, which are exploring the physics of antimatter through their work with cold antihydrogen atoms at CERN.

Degrees Offered

MSc

6 term(s)
12 term(s)
  • Course work only
  • OR Project
  • OR Thesis
B+
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
2020-08-15 2020-02-15
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
2019-10-15
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
2020-03-15
Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)550
Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)79-80
IELTS (Academic Module)6.5
YUELIAcademic Program Level 9 with Pass
YUELI Graduate Studies Preparation Program (GSPP)Graduate with Pass
MELABOverall score of 80, no component score less than 80
CAELOverall score of 60, no component score less than 60
Minimum CPE ScoreC1
Minimum CAE ScoreC

PhD

12 term(s)
18 term(s)
  • Dissertation
B+
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
2020-08-15 2020-02-15
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
2019-10-15
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
2020-03-15
Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)550
Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)79-80
IELTS (Academic Module)6.5
YUELIAcademic Program Level 9 with Pass
YUELI Graduate Studies Preparation Program (GSPP)Graduate with Pass
MELABOverall score of 80, no component score less than 80
CAELOverall score of 60, no component score less than 60
Minimum CPE ScoreC1
Minimum CAE ScoreC

Additional Admission Requirements

Number of Recommendation(s)

  • 2 recommendation(s)

Other Requirements

  • Statement of Interest
  • CV



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