Taught course

Physics with Nanophotonics

Imperial College London · Department of Physics

Entry requirements

The minimum qualification for admission is normally a First Class Honours degree in Physics from a UK academic institution or an equivalent overseas qualification.

Months of entry


Course content

Nanophotonics is where the science and technology of nanotechnology and photonics meet, delivering the manipulation and control of light on the nanoscale.

This new field has already lead to exciting phenomenon such as negative refractive index materials and ‘cloaking’, and is the driving force behind many new applications in areas ranging from telecommunications and computing to green energy and healthcare.

Topics covered by the course include:

  • The fundamental concepts of imaging light and optical systems
  • General concepts of Plasmonics and Metamaterials
  • Plasmonics for surface enhanced spectroscopies, photovoltaics and non-linear optics
  • Negative refractive index materials and transformation optics
  • Quantum Metamaterials

With nanophotonics at the forefront of both research and new industrial applications, students from this course will be trained in a field that is likely to grow as new start-ups and established companies employ nanophotonics in their business.

Fees and funding

UK students
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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


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

Course contact details

Loli Sanchez