Taught course

Optical Technologies

University of Strathclyde · Department of Physics

Entry requirements

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. Contact us about your application and the possibility of conversion courses.

Months of entry


Course content

The course provides the opportunity to explore and master a large range of optical technologies, enabling you to put devices in the context of an optical system and/or application.The course is based on the strong record of optical technologies across research divisions in the Department of Physics in collaboration with:

You’ll put the knowledge gained in the taught components to use in a cutting-edge research project.

Who’s the course suitable for?

It’s suitable for those with a science or engineering background who want to gain a vocational degree or obtain a solid foundation for an optics-related PhD programme. It’s also appropriate if you've worked in industry and want to consolidate your future career by further academic studies.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Team
+44 (0)141 574 5147