University of Southampton

University of Southampton


Students will spend their time conducting novel research, keeping up to date with current research trends in photonics, physics, optics and advanced materials, writing journal papers and attending conferences. Students gain a solid grounding for their future careers in photonics, the key enabling technology for a host of industry sectors including: oil and gas; imaging; automotive; information communication technology (ICT); medicine and healthcare; metrology; defence and security; aerospace; energy; manufacturing and; telecommunications.

Entry requirements

A 1st or upper 2nd class degree or equivalent in a relevant subject area from a recognised University and a basic background in mathematics. Students whose 1st language is not English will require an IELTS score of 6.0, with 5.5 in each component.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Part-time September 2016 - 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ South East

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