Entry requirements

First or second-class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in physics or a related subject.

Months of entry


Course content

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.

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.

For more information on the course please see the website.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.0 (no individual score below 5.5) is required for all non-English speakers.

Fees and funding

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

For funding information please see the website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
9 months

Course contact details

Department of Physics
+44 (0)141 548 3362