Entry requirements

You'll need a first or second-class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in physical science or electronic & electrical engineering. You'll also need suitable references and acceptance by one of our partner companies to carry out the Master project work with them.

Please also provide a CV and a statement detailing your interests and motivation and send these in with your application.

Other qualifications may be considered for the MSc, including industrial experience.

You may also be invited for an interview.

Months of entry


Course content

This course will train physicists and engineers in the area of photonics, which is a key enabling technology, underpinning many areas of industry.

You'll have the opportunity to undertake a three-month research or development project based with one of our industrial partners such as M Squared Lasers.

We have a long tradition of cutting-edge photonics research, which supports our courses. Much of this work has resulted in significant industrial impact through our spin-out companies and academic-industrial collaborations.

You'll also have the opportunity to develop your entrepreneurial skills by taking courses delivered by the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship.

For more information please see the course page.

Information for international students

Please see the English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
Scotland £5,000 Rest of UK £6,000
International students
EU £5,000 Non EU £18,000

For more information please see the website and the scholarship search.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dept of Physics
0141 548 3362