Taught course

Optics and Photonics

Institution
Imperial College London · Department of Physics
Qualifications
MSc

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

October

Course content

Imperial has offered an advanced course in optics for over 80 years and the current MSc in Optics and Photonics draws on our experience as one of the largest centres for optics-based research and application in the UK.

The programme 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
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We offer a range of scholarships for postgraduate students to support you through your studies. Try our scholarships search tool to see what you might be eligible for.

For more information on the Postgraduate Master's Loan scheme and other funding opportunities that are available, please visit our Fees and Funding website.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Assessment

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

Course contact details

Name
Dr K Weir
Email
k.weir@imperial.ac.uk