University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

Optical Technologies

The course explores the versatile field of optical technologies which supports many aspects of modern society. Optical technologies are expected to be a key enabling technology of the 21st century. The course is based on the strong record of optical technologies across research divisions in the department of physics and the collaborating institutions; Optics Division (Physics); Plasma Division (Physics); Nanoscience Division (Physics); Institute of Photonics; Centre for Biophotonics; Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering. You can choose classes relevant to your career interests from a wide range of topics including photonics and photonic materials, nanosciences, optics at the physics-life sciences interface, laser-based plasma physics, quantum optics and quantum information technology. You'll put the knowledge gained in the taught components to use in a cutting-edge research project. The course gives you the opportunity of exploring and mastering a large range of optical technologies. It enables you to put devices in the context of an optical system and/or application.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Research skills; project training; project. Elective modules: Introductory nanoscience; topics in photonics: laser and nonlinear optics; optical design; experimental quantum and atom optics; advanced topics in photonics: ultrafast physics and plasmas; device microfabrication-principle and practice; photonics materials and devices ( topics in solid state physics); advanced photonics devices; theoretical quantum information; quantum optics; nonlinearity and open quantum systems; optical communication (photonic systems).

Assessment methods

The assessment includes written examinations, coursework, presentations and a talk, oral examination and report presenting and defending the research project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per (Year 1) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,000 per (Year 1) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 18,000 per (Year 1) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per (Year 1) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,000 per (Year 1) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per (Year 1) 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Strathclyde G1 1XQ Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Admissions - Physics
Telephone number: 
01415483362