Taught course

Optics and Photonics

Imperial College London · Department of Physics

Entry requirements

The course is suitable for appropriately qualified students with a first degree in physics, mathematics or electrical engineering, or for candidates who show other evidence of appropriate qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content

The course includes substantial laboratory and project work, often based within industry. There is also a chance to undertake a self-study project in an area of your choice.

You finish with a four-month, full-time project, which may be in industry, an academic research group or abroad.

Graduates of this course are well qualified to apply their knowledge in a wide range of industrial contexts, as well as in a research environment.

They find employment with a variety of careers in industry and many move on to doctoral studies at leading universities in the UK and abroad.

Fees and funding

UK students
For up-to-date information please visit out website http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/studentfinance/tuitionfees

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations46
Written coursework / continuous assessment18
Dissertation36 (20000 words)

Course contact details

Dr K Weir