Taught course

Optical Fibre and Photonic Engineering

University of Southampton · Optoelectronics Research Centre

Entry requirements

A UK upper second-class honours degree, or equivalent, in a related subject such as physics, electronics, engineering, materials science or mathematics.
English language: IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components.

Months of entry


Course content

On this one-year masters degree you’ll gain specialist knowledge of technologies that harness the power of light, such as lasers and optical fibres. You’ll be taught by leading experts in the ORC, and learn how to design and create optical components and materials in the laboratory. You’ll also be prepared for research and product development roles in the fast-growing photonics sector, or for PhD-level study.

Compulsory modules include: Optical Fibres; Lasers; Photonics Laboratory; Advanced Fibre Telecommunications; Optical Fibre Sensors; Advanced Lasers; MSc Research Project and Dissertation.
Optional modules include: Bio/Micro/ Nano Systems; Light and Matter; Microfabrication; Microsensor Technologies; Nanoscience; Signal Processing; Silicon Photonics; Wireless and Mobile Networks

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Physical Sciences and Engineering
+44 (0)23 8059 2630