Overview and specifics






90 credits

Program Type

Dissertation or thesis track


  • Full-time
  • Part-time
  • Offered at the Montréal campus
  • Offered at the MIL campus
  • Day course
  • With international exchange option


The Department of Physics will be moving to the new Science Complex in the fall of 2019. Discover your new surroundings in photos and video.

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Research subjects are varied and include:

  • Astronomy and astrophysics
  • Biophysics
  • Condensed matter and materials physics
  • Particle physics
  • Plasma physics
  • Mathematical physics
  • Medical physics

Language accommodations

Although Université de Montréal is a French-language university, many of our research departments are open to creating a bilingual environment for students in graduate-level programs. Students who are proficient in English are therefore welcome and accepted into graduate-level programs.

The Department of Physics provides a number of accommodations to make you feel comfortable and help you fulfill the requirements of the program even if French is not your main language of study:

  • Choice of giving oral presentations in either French or English.
  • Choice of writing exams in French or English.
  • Possibility of taking an equivalent course at an English-language university in Montréal.
  • Choice of taking the comprehensive exam in either French or English.
  • Possibility of writing your doctoral thesis or dissertation in English.


The goal of the program is to train students so that they can independently carry out a cutting-edge research project in their field. Students are taught how to master a new subject, keep their knowledge up to date, and develop their own research projects. Students who complete their doctorate should be able to conduct research as part of a team and eventually carry out their own research projects.


  • The Bibliothèque de physique (physics library) and computer labs reserved for physics students for their assignments: experiment write-ups, digital physics labs, symbolic computation tools, and more.
  • Lectures given by renowned researchers who inform students about the latest advances in the field.
  • Professors who are internationally renowned for their publications and their prestigious awards and grants.

Members of the Graduate Studies Committee

  • Andrea Bianchi
  • Jean-François Carrier
  • Claude Leroy
  • Richard Mackenzie
  • Joëlle Margot
  • Daniel Nadeau

Resource persons

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