University of Manitoba

Physics and Astronomy

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Program Information

School:University of Manitoba
Faculty:Faculty of Science
Field of Study:Astronomy
Description:The Physics and Astronomy Department, which celebrated its centenary in 2004, is a medium-sized research intensive department. Graduates from its various programs currently hold prestigious positions in institutions in North America and Europe. The expertise of its 22 full-time faculty members is recognized by the role they play in numerous committees of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) and the granting arm of NATO, and those of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP), the International Astronomical Society, and the Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA). At present they attract in excess of $2.5 million in annual funding from a variety of sources including NSERC, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI), both the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Canadian Space Agency among others. These funds help underwrite the support offered to graduate students in numerous areas, both experimental and theoretical, ranging from studies in the subatomic and atomic regimes, through large biological molecules to macroscopic, highly correlated systems, mathematical physics and medical physics.

The department of Physics and Astronomy offers its undergraduate students the opportunity of having summer research positions starting in the second year so that students can participate in summer research projects under the supervision of professors. This is a unique opportunity for students to have early exposure to a research experience.
URL:Physics and Astronomy at University of Manitoba
Course Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $19,800

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*85
Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Applied Mathematics  or  Grade12 Precalculus 
  •  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Computer and Information Science   or  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Physics 
High school graduation including 5 full credits at the Grade 12 level.

A minimum average of 85% over the following, with no less than 60% in each course:

1. English

2. Applied Mathematics or Pre-Calculus Mathematics

3. One of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Computer Science

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* 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.

Modified on August 03, 2022