University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Photonic Systems Development

Current research areas include: optical radio photonic communications systems; green information processing and transmission; information displays with limitless resolution and order of magnitude improved power efficiency; photonic systems integrated on common substrates with electronic systems for biosensors of all types; photonics integrated into industrial processing and manufacture and sensing systems; the application of photonic communications to computing, personal information systems and consumer products (via board-to-board, chip-to-chip and future on-chip interconnects; techniques for the low-cost roll out of optical fibre to replace the copper communications network; the substitution of many conventional lighting products with photonic light sources; applications of photonics in medical diagnostics and personalised medicine.

Entry requirements

2.1 or equivalent from a reputable university.

Sponsorship information

EPSRC Doctoral Training Centre in Photonic Systems Development.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 3,924 per Academic year (home fees) 4 years
PhD Full-time £ 18,732 per Academic year (overseas fees) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge University Cambridge CB2 1TN East of England

Key information

Telephone number: 
01223 760606