Aston University

Aston University


Photonics enables the majority of world-wide communications, almost all data on the Internet exists in optical form at some point during the transmission. Photonics also has many other applications in medicine, sensing biology and chemistry. On this course you will combine taught material which is specifically relevant to your research topic with advanced knowledge obtained from working in a world leading research environment. The course enhances employability in many industries including communications, civil engineering and bio-technology. This programme trains aspiring academic and industrial research scientists. The programme consists of a training aspect of taught components (equivalent to 3 modules approximately during the first 3 months) and a significant interdisciplinary research project. Research topics are chosen by students from a list of topics mirroring the computational expertise of the Mathematics group and the newly founded Systems Analytics Research Institute at Aston, with Computationally oriented projects in for example, biology, optimization, pattern analysis and physics as well as finance. The projects are supervised by academics from the Mathematics group and the Systems Analytics Research Institute at Aston. The MSc integrates a taught component of three modules over approximately three months (30 credits) with a substantial individual research project lasting nine months (150 credits)

Entry requirements

MSc (Res): Applicants must achieve a minimum of a 2:2 Honours Degree in a numerate science from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification. The Programme Director may conduct an interview in person or by telephone. Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification.

Course modules

Core modules: Computational mathematics; research skills and professional development; specialist/technical research skills.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2018 15,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2018 4,052 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2018 2,026 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2018 7,750 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site B4 7ET West Midlands

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