Physics is the most fundamental science forming the basis for other disciplines to build on. Choosing to study physics is a decision to embrace a challenging but also very gratifying field of activity and work.
As a condition for studying physics, you should have a curious mind interested in understanding how the world works -- energy, matter and their interactions -- and take up the task of building for yourself a solid background in abstract thinking combined with strong skills in problem solving ... more
The Department of Physics offers two research-centered, thesis-based graduate programs: Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.).
Our researchers have expertise in theoretical and experimental condensed matter physics, theoretical particle physics, laser optics and photonics, molecular modeling/computational physics, physics education as well as in experimental nano-scale and mesoscopic physics, and molecular biophysics with special interest in solar energy conversion.
The theoretical and experimental research fields are supported by state-of-the-art facilities, a few of them are rare in Canada or even in the world. For a detailed list and description of the available facilities please visit the research websites of our faculty.
In North America, co-operative education is at the forefront of educational innovation, and Concordia University is proud to be a leader in the field. By alternating program-relevant work experience with academic study, co-op students graduate with the kind of practical experience that today's employers are seeking. Concordia was among the first universities in Canada to establish a co-operative education curriculum and leads the way in preparing students for real-world challenges. The Physics Co-operative program is offered to students who are enrolled in the BSc Specialization programs in Physics.
The Department of Physics is located on the beautiful Loyola campus, situated at about 7 km west of the downtown Sir George Williams campus. There is a free shuttle bus service (20 minute ride) between the two campuses for students and university employees. Public buses and metro are also available.