Taught course

Photonic and Optical Engineering

University of Nottingham · Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Entry requirements

A high 2:2 degree, or international equivalent, in electrical engineering or closely related subject.

Months of entry


Course content

This exciting course gives you an advanced and comprehensive coverage of the fundamental principles of how light behaves, how it can be exploited and a broad and detailed coverage of photonic communication systems and technology.

The programme provides an excellent basis for engineers who wish to update their knowledge in this area, or students/engineers who wish to go on to do research or study for a PhD degree, as well as first degree students who would like to enhance their training.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS: 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any element).

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the Faculty of Engineering web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
9 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559