Taught course

Optoelectronics (with internship)

University of South Wales · University of South Wales

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:2 Honours degree in an appropriate discipline, or an HND plus three years’ experience in industry. Equivalent professional experience or qualifications will also be considered.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

The optoelectronics market is expected to grow significantly in coming years. This specialist Masters course will give you access to optoelectronics expertise, so you can take advantage of new opportunities in this field.

Optoelectronics includes electronic devices that source, detect and control light. On this course you will benefit from high-level vocational training in lasers, LED lighting and semiconductors, tailored to the needs of the optoelectronics and optical communications industries.

As part of your studies, you will also benefit from the latest research within the field. You will be able to attend relevant research seminars and departmental seminars that are held regularly throughout the year. These events reflect the most up-to-date thinking from academics and specialists from industry.

The teaching team, many of whom have published research in optoelectronics, lead the University’s Wireless and Optoelectronics Research and Innovation Centre (WORIC). This informs our teaching, so you will benefit from cutting-edge Course Content that embodies the latest research.

There is also the possibility of incorporating a period of internship in industry, which will increase the course duration by six months*. The course involves a 15-week project, which you may conduct in industry and could lead to job opportunities. You can also complete
industrial case studies and be involved in ‘live’ mini-projects. If you are a part-time student working in the electronics industry, you may be able to relate your major project to an aspect of your company’s work.

*Internships are optional and are available to fulltime students only. Internship places are limited. Students have the opportunity to work in a participating UK company or within a Research Centre at the University.

Information for international students

The course welcomes international applicants and requires an English language level of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
12-18 months

Course contact details

Enquiries and Admissions
03455 76 77 78