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    Graduate Programs

    The Faculty of Science offers 32 graduate degrees across 7 Departments and Schools; we also offer 5 interdisciplinary programs and specializations.
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Degrees offered: M.Sc., Ph.D.

Research Areas: Origins of: Space-time, Structure in the cosmos, Elements, Life, Species & Biodiversity, Consciousness
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Degrees offered: M.Sc., Ph.D.

Research Areas: Bioinformatics & Functional Genomics, Ecology & Evolution, Environmental Physiology, Genetics & Molecular Biology, Cell & Developmental Biology, Microbiology & Plant Biology
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Chemical Biology

Degrees offered: M.Sc., Ph.D.

Research Areas: Imaging, Infection, Interfaces
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Degrees offered: M.Sc., Ph.D.

Research Areas: Analytic & Environmental, Chemical Biology & Biological, Inorganic, Materials, Organic, Physical & Theoretical
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Computational Science & Engineering

Degrees offered: M.A.Sc., M.Sc., M.Eng., Ph.D.

Research Areas: Computational Physical Sciences, Computational Optimization, Design & Control, Computational Biosciences
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Financial Mathematics (Phimac)

Degrees offered: M.FM.

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Geography & Earth Sciences

Degrees offered: Earth & Environmental Sciences: M.Sc., Ph.D. | Geography: M.A., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Research Areas: Earth Surface Processes, Environment & Health, Geochemistry, Hydrologic Sciences, Social Geography, Spatial Analysis
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Degrees offered: M.Sc., Ph.D.

Research Areas: Integrative Physiology, Mechanics & Movement Control, Neuroscience & Behaviour
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Mathematics & Statistics

Degrees offered: Statistics: M.Sc. | Mathematics: M.Sc., Ph.D.

Research Areas: Algebra, Analysis, Applied Mathematics, Financial Mathematics, Geometry & Topology, Mathematical Biology, Mathematical Logic, Probability & Statistics
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Neuroscience Graduate Program (MiNDs)

Degrees offered: M.Sc., Ph.D.

Research Areas: Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience, Clinical & Health Neuroscience, Cognitive Neuroscience, Computational Neuroscience, Systems & Behavioural Neuroscience, Neurotech
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Physics & Astronomy

Degrees offered: M.Sc., Ph.D.

Research Areas: Astrophysics, Elementary Particle Physics, Laser Physics, Quantum Optics & Ultracold Atoms, Quantum Condensed Matter Physics, Soft Condensed Matter & Biophysics, Medical Physics
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Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour

Degrees offered: M.Sc., Ph.D.

Research Areas: Animal Behaviour, Cognition/Perception, Developmental Psychology, Evolution & Social Behaviour, Systems & Behavioural Neuroscience
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Radiation Sciences

Degrees offered: Health and Radiation Physics: M.Sc. | Radiation Sciences (Medical Physics or Radiation Biology): M.Sc., Ph.D.

Research Areas: Elemental Analysis, Detector Development, Radiation Biology/Radiation Ecology, Imaging, Biophotonics, Radiation Therapy
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