Taught course

Optical Fibre and Photonic Engineering

University of Southampton · Electronics and Computer Science

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Entry requirements

Our normal entry requirement is a UK upper second-class honours degree or higher (or equivalent) in a related discipline such as physics, electronics, engineering, materials science or mathematics.

Months of entry


Course content

On the MSc Optical Fibre and Photonic Engineering degree you’ll gain specialist knowledge of technologies that harness the power of light, such as lasers and optical fibres. You’ll also learn how to design and create optical components and materials in the lab, and gain insights into today’s photonics industry. It’s an exciting field of engineering with numerous applications, from telecommunications to precision tools used in industry and medicine, and huge potential for innovation in areas such as silicon photonics and quantum technologies.

You’ll be studying at a university with exceptional photonics research credentials and a global reputation. Our academics’ world-changing inventions include the fibre amplifiers that make today’s internet possible, and the high-power fibre laser, which has revolutionised manufacturing techniques.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

Please see the funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
+44 (0)23 8059 2630