University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

Optics and Photonics Technologies

The course is a taught Masters in the versatile field of optical technologies which underpin many aspects of modern society and are expected to be a key enabling technology of the 21st century. The course is based on the strong record of optical technologies in all research divisions of the Department of Physics, the Institute of Photonics (a commercially-oriented research unit at the interface between academia and industry), the Centre for Biophotonics (SIPBS) and the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering. Students can choose taught elements relevant to their career interests from a wide range of topics in photonics, nanosciences, optics at the physics-life sciences interface, information technology and quantum optics. The knowledge gained in the taught components is then put to use in a cutting edge research project. The course will give the opportunity of exploring and mastering a larger breadth of optical technologies and enable the student to put devices in the context of an optical system and/or application.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree.

Course modules

Compulsory components semester 1: transferable skills training (research skills and managing technological innovation). Semester 2: literature survey preparation for the project. In addition, students can choose from a portfolio including courses from: laser physics, laser optics and nonlinear optics; optical design and systems; photonic devices; material sciences; nanoscience and imaging; quantum optics; ultrafast physics; optical communication networks.

Assessment methods

Research project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
EngD Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
EngD Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,800 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
EngD Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
EngD Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
EngD Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years

Campus details

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

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