Research course


University of Southampton · Optoelectronics Research Centre

Entry requirements

A UK bachelor’s degree with upper second-class honours or higher in a relevant subject. Seeinternational equivalent qualifications. English language: band 1b, IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in all components.

Months of entry


Course content

Photonics is changing the world in extraordinary ways. From powering the internet, navigating airliners, correcting vision and monitoring the environment, photonics is at the heart of many of the exciting world technologies. Working alongside our leading photonics scientists, you will conduct novel research in our state-of-theart facilities, while also attending international conferences and writing journal papers. We will equip you with the knowledge, skills and networking opportunities to open up exciting career possibilities in communications, technology, healthcare, manufacturing, transport, defence, energy management and many other fields.

Research themes include: Biophotonic Microsystems; Fundamental photonics; Light generation and manipulation; Optical fibres; Optical materials; Optical networks and systems.

Information for international students

Information for international students.

Fees and funding

Information on funding.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    Up to 48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36-84 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Physical Sciences and Engineering
+44 (0)23 8059 2882