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MScPhotonic Technologies

University of Southampton
United Kingdom, Southampton
Tuition fee £19,570.00 per year
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It offers students access to an excellent range of photonics equipment and materials technologies within a vibrant community of researchers, led by some of the leading figures in the field of photonics. The new MSc lasts one year and will be delivered within Physical and Applied Sciences at the university’s main campus at Highfield.

The course will cover a wide area of photonics, including:

taught modules practical training in research techniques and modelling 4 month project

Working in our new, state-of-the-art cleanroom complex with access to our extensive range of optical laboratories, you will benefit from integrated transferable skills elements and participation in the ORC’s week long Industry Showcase event, where you will work with leading local and national photonics companies, share their views of the current photonics market and see first-hand their products and emerging photonics technologies.

Whether you intend to gain skills and expertise that will enable you to take up a position in a key industrial sector, or to embark on further postgraduate research, you will find that our MSc course in Photonic Technologies will give you the solid intellectual foundation and hands-on practical and technical skills that you need for a successful professional career in science, engineering and related photonics-based industry.

Programme structure

The syllabus is designed to ensure that all students are exposed to the key subject areas in photonics and its applications, including leading-edge topics that are driving the photonics agenda, such as:

metamaterials microfabrication nanophotonics

Optional courses provide an opportunity for choice between the light and matter interactions or modelling techniques, and between nanoscience technologies and MEMS sensors. Individual modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework, assignments and examinations, and students must take a total of 60 credits per semester.

The MSc runs for 12 months, with the compulsory and optional taught units taking place in the first two semesters.

Examinations take place at the end of Semester 1 (January), and Semester 2 (May).

If you successfully achieve 120 units of credit, you will progress to the research project, carried out over the summer. The project is an independent and individual investigation into a specific research topic, and will be supervised by senior academic and research staff mainly within the ORC.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States