Western University - School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

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Astronomy (M.Sc.)

Western University - School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Science
Field of Study:Astronomy
Length:2 Year(s)


Our Department offers programs in both physics and astronomy leading to MSc and PhD degrees. We have a vibrant core faculty of 30 researchers covering the areas of astronomy, condensed matter physics, medical physics, and planetary science.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Students applying for MSc entry must have completed a four-year, BSc degree (or equivalent) in either Physics, Astronomy, or Engineering with at least a 70% (or B) average taken over the third and fourth year level undergraduate courses. Meeting this minimum standard, however, does not guarantee acceptance. Students with Engineering Degrees, should have some Physics courses at the third or fourth year level (e.g. Electricity and Magnetism or Quantum Mechanics) or take the GRE Physics examination.

    Students applying for the MSc Astronomy degree are not required to possess an undergraduate degree in Astronomy. A Physics (or possibly Engineering) degree is also acceptable.

    * 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 November 11, 2022