University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham


The course prepares physical scientists, life scientists and engineers to work in the rapidly-expanding disciplines of biophotonics and imaging; for those with a background in the biological sciences, emphasis is placed on the quantitative methods that now play a crucial role in the development of biology; students with previous experience in engineering or physics are tutored in the challenges of working at the interface with biology; most of the teaching involves project work, some of which is common to students from all backgrounds; once this foundation is laid the student engages in a research project of their choice; students gain training in optical science and technology and cell biology with different emphasis depending on their background; they also develop key skills enabling them to communicate with researchers in other disciplines.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent in electrical and/or electronic engineering or a suitable engineering, scientific or mathematical discipline; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element), TOEFL paper based 550 with 4.0 in TWE, or TOEFL IBT 87 (no less than 21 in any element).

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a research project.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc (Res) Full-time £ 4,052 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Park Campus Nottingham NG7 2RJ East Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiry Team
Telephone number: 
0115 951 5559