Western Graduate & Postdoctoral  Studies

Fields of Research


Actuarial Science  (Statistics MSc, Statistics PhD)
Advanced Nursing Practice  (Nursing MN)
Advanced Primary Health Care Nursing Practice  (Nursing MN)
Aging and the Life Course  (Sociology MA, Sociology PhD)
Algebra/Number Theory  (Mathematics PhD, Mathematics MSc)
American Literature; Canadian Literature  (English MA, English PhD)
Analysis  (Mathematics PhD, Mathematics MSc)
Ancient History  (Classics MA, Classics PhD)
Applied Archaeology  (Anthropology MA)
Applied Behavior Analysis   (Education - Professional MPEd)
Applied Electrostatics & Electromagnetics  (Electrical and Computer Engineering MESc, Electrical and Computer Engineering PhD)
Applied Linguistics  (Education PhD, Education MA)
Applied Psychology in Schools  (Education MA)
Archaeology and Bioarchaeology  (Anthropology MA, Anthropology PhD)
Archeology/Material Culture  (Classics MA, Classics PhD)
Artificial Intelligence and Computer-Based Games  (Computer Science MSc, Computer Science PhD)
Astrophysics  (Physics MSc, Physics PhD, Astronomy MSc, Astronomy PhD)
Audiology  (Communication Sciences and Disorders MClSc)
Automation Technologies and Systems  (Mechanical and Materials Engineering MESc, Mechanical and Materials Engineering MEng, Mechanical and Materials Engineering PhD)
Bioinformatics  (Biochemistry PhD, Biochemistry MSc)
Bioinformatics and Biocomputing  (Computer Science MSc, Computer Science PhD)
Biological and Materials Physics  (Applied Mathematics MSc, Applied Mathematics PhD)
Biological Sciences  (Management of Applied Science MMASc)
Biomaterials  (Biomedical Engineering MESc, Biomedical Engineering PhD)
Biomaterials and Biochemical Engineering  (Chemical and Biochemical Engineering MESc, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering MEng, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering PhD)
Biomechanics  (Biomedical Engineering MESc, Biomedical Engineering PhD)
Biomedical Systems  (Electrical and Computer Engineering MESc, Electrical and Computer Engineering PhD)
Biostatistics  (Epidemiology & Biostatistics MSc, Epidemiology & Biostatistics PhD)
Business Analytics  (Management MSc)
Business, Economics and Public Policy  (Business PhD)
Cardiovascular Sciences  (Physiology and Pharmacology MSc, Physiology and Pharmacology PhD)
Cell and Molecular Biology  (Biology MSc, Biology PhD)
Cell Biology  (Anatomy and Cell Biology PhD, Anatomy and Cell Biology MSc (Clinical), Anatomy and Cell Biology MSc (Research))
Cell, Development and Cancer Biology  (Physiology and Pharmacology PhD)
Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology  (Physiology and Pharmacology MSc)
Cellular and Molecular Biology of Microorganisms  (Microbiology and Immunology PhD, Microbiology and Immunology MSc)
Cellular and molecular Biology of the Immune System  (Microbiology and Immunology PhD, Microbiology and Immunology MSc)
Classics (Greek and Latin Philology and Literature)  (Classics MA, Classics PhD)
Clinical Anatomy  (Anatomy and Cell Biology PhD, Anatomy and Cell Biology MSc (Clinical), Anatomy and Cell Biology MSc (Research))
Clinical and Basic Pharmacology  (Physiology and Pharmacology MSc, Physiology and Pharmacology PhD)
Communication Systems and Data Networking  (Electrical and Computer Engineering MESc, Electrical and Computer Engineering MEng, Electrical and Computer Engineering PhD)
Composite Materials  (Mechanical and Materials Engineering MEng)
Composition  (Music MMus, Music PhD)
Computer Algebra  (Computer Science MSc, Computer Science PhD)
Computer Science  (Management of Applied Science MMASc)
Condensed Matter  (Physics MSc, Physics PhD, Astronomy MSc, Astronomy PhD)
Counselling Psychology  (Education MA)
Critical Policy, Equity and Leadership Studies  (Education PhD, Education MA)
Cultural Studies  (English MA, English PhD)
Curriculum and Pedagogy  (Education - Professional MPEd)
Curriculum Studies  (Education PhD, Education MA)
Cybersecurity and Computer Forensics  (Electrical and Computer Engineering MEng)
Data Analytics  (Management of Applied Science MMASc)
Distributed Systems  (Computer Science MSc, Computer Science PhD)
Early Childhood Education  (Education - Professional MPEd)
Earth and Planetary Systems  (Geology PhD, Geology MSc, Geology MSc (course-based), Geophysics PhD, Geophysics MSc, Geophysics MSc (course-based))
Earth Evolution: Surface, Life and Climate  (Geology PhD, Geology MSc, Geology MSc (course-based), Geophysics PhD, Geophysics MSc, Geophysics MSc (course-based))
Ecology  (Biology MSc, Biology PhD)
Educational Leadership  (Education - Professional EdD, Education - Professional MPEd)
Engineering in Medicine  (Mechanical and Materials Engineering MEng)
English Drama to the Restoration  (English MA, English PhD)
Entrepreneurship  (Business PhD)
Entrepreneurship and Innovation  (Management MSc)
Environment, Development and Health  (Geography PhD, Geography MA, Geography MSc)
Environmental and Green Engineering  (Chemical and Biochemical Engineering MESc, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering MEng, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering PhD)
Epidemiology  (Epidemiology & Biostatistics MSc, Epidemiology & Biostatistics PhD)
Equity and Social Structures  (Women's Studies and Feminist Research PhD)
Equity, Diversity, and Social Justice  (Education - Professional MPEd)
Feminist Philosophy  (Philosophy PhD, Philosophy MA)
Feminist Theory  (Women's Studies and Feminist Research PhD)
Finance (not currently taking applications)  (Business PhD)
Finance, Banking, and Insurance  (Data Analytics MDA)
Financial Modelling  (Statistics MSc, Statistics PhD)
General Management  (Business PhD)
Generalist  (Data Analytics MDA)
Genome Dynamics, Epigenetics, and Gene Expression  (Biochemistry PhD, Biochemistry MSc)
Geographic Information Science  (Geography PhD, Geography MA, Geography MSc)
Geometry/Topology  (Mathematics PhD, Mathematics MSc)
Global Health Systems in Africa  (Management of Applied Science MMASc)
Graphics, Image Processing, and Computer Vision  (Computer Science MSc, Computer Science PhD)
Health and Aging  (Health and Rehabilitation Sciences MSc, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences PhD, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences MClSc / PhD, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences MSc (OT) / PhD, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences MPT / PhD)
Health and Health Inequality  (Sociology MA, Sociology PhD)
Health Knowledge: Systems, Methods and Theory  (Health Information Science PhD, Health Information Science MHIS)
Health Professional Education  (Health and Rehabilitation Sciences MSc, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences PhD, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences MClSc / PhD, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences MSc (OT) / PhD, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences MPT / PhD)
Health Promotion   (Health and Rehabilitation Sciences MSc, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences PhD, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences MClSc / PhD, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences MSc (OT) / PhD, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences MPT / PhD)
Health, Sexuality and Embodiment  (Women's Studies and Feminist Research PhD)
Hearing Science  (Health and Rehabilitation Sciences MSc, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences PhD, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences MClSc / PhD, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences MSc (OT) / PhD, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences MPT / PhD)
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)  (Mechanical and Materials Engineering MEng)
History of Philosophy  (Philosophy PhD, Philosophy MA)
Human Genetics and Clinical Biochemistry  (Biochemistry PhD, Biochemistry MSc)
Imaging and Robotics  (Biomedical Engineering MESc, Biomedical Engineering PhD)
Inequality, Power, and Social Regulation  (Sociology MA, Sociology PhD)
Information and Society  (Library & Information Science PhD)
Information Organization and Technologies  (Library & Information Science PhD)
Information Systems  (Business PhD)
Inorganic  (Chemistry MSc, Chemistry PhD)
Integrative Bioscience in Kinesiology  (Kinesiology MSc)
Integrative Biosciences in Kinesiology   (Kinesiology PhD)
International Business  (Management MSc, Business PhD)
International Education  (Education - Professional MPEd)
International School Leadership  (Education - Professional MPEd)
Leadership in Nursing Education  (Nursing MScN, Nursing PhD)
Linguistique théorique et appliquée  (French Studies MA, French Studies PhD)
Literary Criticism and Theory  (English MA, English PhD)
Literature and Performance  (Music MMus)
Littérature et culture françaises modernes  (French Studies MA, French Studies PhD)
Littérature et culture françaises prémodernes  (French Studies MA, French Studies PhD)
Littératures et cultures québécoises et francophones  (French Studies MA, French Studies PhD)
Macromolecular and Materials Engineering  (Chemical and Biochemical Engineering PhD, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering MESc)
Macromolecular Structure and Dynamics  (Biochemistry PhD, Biochemistry MSc)
Management and Leadership in Kinesiology  (Kinesiology PhD, Kinesiology MA)
Management Science  (Business PhD)
Manipulative Therapy   (Physical Therapy MClSc)
Marketing  (Business PhD)
Materials and Solid Mechanics  (Mechanical and Materials Engineering MESc, Mechanical and Materials Engineering MEng, Mechanical and Materials Engineering PhD)
Mathematical Biology and Dynamical Systems  (Applied Mathematics MSc, Applied Mathematics PhD)
Mathematics Education  (Education - Professional MPEd)
Measurement and Methods  (Health and Rehabilitation Sciences MSc, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences PhD, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences MClSc / PhD, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences MSc (OT) / PhD, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences MPT / PhD)
Mechanical Engineering  (Mechanical and Materials Engineering MESc, Mechanical and Materials Engineering MEng, Mechanical and Materials Engineering PhD)
Media Cultures  (Media Studies PhD, Media Studies MA)
Media Industries  (Media Studies PhD, Media Studies MA)
Media Technologies  (Media Studies PhD, Media Studies MA)
Medical Imaging  (Medical Biophysics PhD, Medical Biophysics MSc, Medical Biophysics MSc / PhD, Clinical Medical Biophysics MSc)
Medical Physics  (Physics MSc, Physics PhD, Astronomy MSc, Astronomy PhD)
Medical Physics and Cancer  (Medical Biophysics MSc, Medical Biophysics PhD, Medical Biophysics MSc / PhD, Clinical Medical Biophysics MSc)
Micro and Nano Systems  (Mechanical and Materials Engineering PhD, Mechanical and Materials Engineering MESc)
Microcirculation and Cellular Biophysics  (Medical Biophysics MSc, Medical Biophysics PhD, Medical Biophysics MSc / PhD, Clinical Medical Biophysics MSc)
Microsystems & Digital Signal Processing  (Electrical and Computer Engineering MESc, Electrical and Computer Engineering PhD)
Molecular Pathology and Transplant Pathology  (Pathology PhD, Pathology MSc)
Moral, Political and Legal Philosophy  (Philosophy PhD, Philosophy MA)
Multiliteracies Education  (Education - Professional MPEd)
Music Education  (Music MMus, Music PhD)
Music Theory  (Music PhD)
Musicology  (Music PhD)
Neurobiology  (Anatomy and Cell Biology PhD, Anatomy and Cell Biology MSc (Clinical), Anatomy and Cell Biology MSc (Research))
Neuropathology  (Pathology PhD, Pathology MSc)
Neurosciences  (Physiology and Pharmacology MSc, Physiology and Pharmacology PhD)
Nineteenth-Century British Literature  (English MA, English PhD)
Nursing Leadership in Health Promotion and Advanced Nursing Practice  (Nursing MScN, Nursing PhD)
Nursing Leadership in Health Services Delivery  (Nursing MScN, Nursing PhD)
Occupational Science  (Health and Rehabilitation Sciences MSc, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences PhD, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences MClSc / PhD, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences MSc (OT) / PhD, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences MPT / PhD)
Old and Middle English Language and Literature  (English MA, English PhD)
Oncology & Environmental Pathology  (Pathology PhD, Pathology MSc)
Operations Management  (Business PhD)
Orchestral instruments  (Music DMA)
Organic  (Chemistry MSc, Chemistry PhD)
Organizational Behaviour  (Business PhD)
Orthopaedic Biomechanics and Biomaterials  (Medical Biophysics MSc, Medical Biophysics PhD, Medical Biophysics MSc / PhD, Clinical Medical Biophysics MSc)
Particle Technology and Fluidization  (Chemical and Biochemical Engineering MESc, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering MEng, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering PhD)
Philosophy of Mind & Language  (Philosophy PhD, Philosophy MA)
Philosophy of Science  (Philosophy PhD, Philosophy MA)
Physical Geography  (Geography PhD, Geography MA, Geography MSc)
Physical Therapy  (Health and Rehabilitation Sciences MSc, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences PhD, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences MClSc / PhD, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences MSc (OT) / PhD, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences MPT / PhD)
Physical/Analytical  (Chemistry MSc, Chemistry PhD)
Physiology and Biochemistry  (Biology MSc, Biology PhD)
Piano (solo and collaborative)  (Music DMA)
Planetary Physics  (Physics MSc, Physics PhD, Astronomy MSc, Astronomy PhD)
Postcolonial Literature  (English MA, English PhD)
Power Systems Engineering  (Electrical and Computer Engineering MESc, Electrical and Computer Engineering MEng, Electrical and Computer Engineering PhD)
Proteomics  (Biochemistry PhD, Biochemistry MSc)
Psychological Basis of Kinesiology  (Kinesiology PhD, Kinesiology MA)
Reaction and Process Systems Engineering  (Chemical and Biochemical Engineering MESc, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering MEng, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering PhD)
Rehabilitation Sciences  (Health and Rehabilitation Sciences MSc, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences PhD, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences MClSc / PhD, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences MSc (OT) / PhD, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences MPT / PhD)
Renaissance Non-Dramatic Literature  (English MA, English PhD)
Reporductive Biology and Endocrinology  (Physiology and Pharmacology PhD)
Representation and Cultural Production  (Women's Studies and Feminist Research PhD)
Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology  (Physiology and Pharmacology MSc)
Resource Geoscience  (Geology PhD, Geology MSc, Geology MSc (course-based), Geophysics PhD, Geophysics MSc, Geophysics MSc (course-based))
Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature  (English MA, English PhD)
Robotics & Control  (Electrical and Computer Engineering MESc, Electrical and Computer Engineering MEng, Electrical and Computer Engineering PhD)
School and Applied Child Psychology  (Education PhD)
Signal Transduction and Intercellular Communication  (Biochemistry PhD, Biochemistry MSc)
Social Demography and Migration  (Sociology PhD, Sociology MA)
Sociocultural Anthropology  (Anthropology MA, Anthropology PhD)
Sociocultural Studies of Kinesiology  (Kinesiology PhD, Kinesiology MA)
Software Engineering  (Electrical and Computer Engineering MESc, Electrical and Computer Engineering MEng, Electrical and Computer Engineering PhD)
Software Engineering and Human Computer Interaction  (Computer Science MSc, Computer Science PhD)
Speech and Language Science  (Health and Rehabilitation Sciences MSc, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences PhD, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences MClSc / PhD, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences MSc (OT) / PhD, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences MPT / PhD)
Speech Language Pathology  (Communication Sciences and Disorders MClSc)
Statistical Theory  (Statistics MSc, Statistics PhD)
Strategy  (Business PhD)
Sustainability  (Business PhD)
Symbolic Computation and Differential Equations  (Applied Mathematics MSc, Applied Mathematics PhD)
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages  (Education - Professional MPEd)
Teaching Students with Exceptionality  (Education - Professional MPEd)
Tectonic Processes and Crustal Dynamics  (Geology PhD, Geology MSc (course-based), Geophysics PhD, Geophysics MSc, Geology MSc, Geophysics MSc (course-based))
Textual Studies (may only be chosen as a secondary field)  (English MA, English PhD)
Theoretical Computer Science  (Computer Science MSc, Computer Science PhD)
Theoretical Physics  (Applied Mathematics MSc, Applied Mathematics PhD)
Théorie littéraire et culturelle et l'histoire des idées  (French Studies MA, French Studies PhD)
Thermofluids  (Mechanical and Materials Engineering MESc, Mechanical and Materials Engineering MEng, Mechanical and Materials Engineering PhD)
Twentieth-Century British and Irish Literature  (English MA, English PhD)
Urban Studies  (Geography PhD, Geography MA, Geography MSc)
Voice  (Music DMA)
Water and Energy  (Chemical and Biochemical Engineering PhD, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering MESc)
Women’s Literature and Gender Studies  (English MA, English PhD)
Work, Occupations, and Professions  (Sociology PhD, Sociology MA)
Wound Healing  (Physical Therapy MClSc)