University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Optical Fibre Technologies

Our MSc Optical Fibre Technologies programme offers a great opportunity to be taught, first-hand, by some of the world's leading experts on optical fibre technology in areas ranging from fibre design and fabrication, fibre telecommunication, fibre lasers, and fibre sensors including fibre devices such as gratings and tapers. You will be taught the core concepts of these technologies and apply these in real-world settings, gaining hands-on experience of cutting-edge research.

Entry requirements

First- or upper second-class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in an appropriate subject (eg physics, electronics, engineering, materials science or mathematics). English language: IELTS 6.5, with minimum of 6.0 in each component.

Course modules

Semester one
Compulsory modules: Optical Fibre Technology I; Optical Fibre Technology II; Photonics Laboratory and Study Skills
Optional modules: Enterprise Entrepreneurship and New Business Venturing; Light and Matter; Lasers; Silicon Photonics
Semester two
Compulsory modules: Advanced Fibre Telecommunication Technologies; Optical Fibre Sensor Technologies
Optional modules: Global Entrepreneurship; Innovation and Technology Transfer; MEMS Sensors & Actuators; Solid State and Ultrafast Lasers
Semester three
Core modules: Project (independent four-month optical fibre laboratory based project)


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Telephone number: 
023 8059 5500