Minimum second-class honours degree, or international equivalent, in physics or a related subject, eg Engineering Physics, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Ophthalmology, Material Science, Astronomy.
Applicants from an engineering or life science discipline need to have had sufficient exposure to quantum mechanics and solid state physics, eg by semi-conductor technology courses, or need to demonstrate that they can acquire the necessary background.
Months of entry
The course explores the versatile field of optical technologies which supports many aspects of modern society. Optical technologies are expected to be a key enabling technology of the 21st century.
The course is based on the strong record of optical technologies across research divisions in the department of physics and the collaborating institutions:
- Optics Division (Physics)
- Plasma Division (Physics)
- Nanoscience Division (Physics)
- Institute of Photonics
- Centre for Biophotonics
- Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
You can choose classes relevant to your career interests from a wide range of topics including:
- photonics and photonic materials
- optics at the physics-life sciences interface
- laser-based plasma physics
- quantum optics and quantum information technology
You’ll put the knowledge gained in the taught components to use in a cutting-edge research project.
The course gives you the opportunity of exploring and mastering a large range of optical technologies. It enables you to put devices in the context of an optical system and/or application.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Team
- +44 (0)141 548 3623