Photonics and Optoelectronic Devices, M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    17570
    Tuition (Year)
    5200
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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Previously called Optoelectronic and Laser Devices, this MSc course has been updated and enhanced, recognising the explosive growth of the UK and global photonics industry, fostered by the world-wide expansion in the exploitation of optical in telecommunications.

About

The photonics research groups in the physics departments of Heriot-Watt and St. Andrews Universities are internationally renowned, and have many links with industrial and university groups around the world. Major activities are based around optoelectronics, laser development, semiconductor physics, materials technology, ultra-fast phenomena, modern optics, and instrumentation. This expertise is brought to the teaching of our one-year taught MSc course.

Students spend one semester at each university, and then undertake a three-month research project, normally in a UK company. Companies participating in recent years include Bookham Technologies, BAE Systems, Edinburgh Sensors, Cambridge Display Technology, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, Indigo Photonics, Intense Photonics, Kamelian, Nortel, Renishaw, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Thales, Sharp and QinetiQ.

Programme Structure

  • Introductory Laser Physics 
  • Advanced Laser Physics
  • Ultrafast Photonics 
  • Modern Optics
  • Nonlinear Optics and Modulators 
  • Optifal Design, Fourier Optics & Holography
  • Photonics in BioMedicine 
  • Photonic Materials
  • Semiconductor Physics 
  • Polymers and Liquid-Crystals 
  • Materials Growth & Fabrication 
  • Optoelectronic Devices
  • Semiconductor Devices 
  • Telecommunications & Optical Fibres 
  • Optical Instrumentation and Sensors 
  • Photonic Crystals
  • Technical Communication and Business Awareness
  • Optoelectronics in Industry
  • Innovation & Team Work
  • Business Awareness
  • Literature surveys & Report writing
  • Poster & Oral presentations
  • Laboratory and Project Work

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Duration part-time 24 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C): 180

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

Entry requirements

Applicants for the course are expected to have a first or second class honours degree in physics, applied physics, electronic engineering, or equivalent qualifications. Lesser qualifications combined with relevant industrial experience may also be suitable.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 17570 International
  • GBP 5200 EU/EEA

Part-Time Tuition Fee:

  • EU: £2,600
  • Non-EU: £8,785

Funding

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