A Master of Science is often earned following a Bachelor of Science. An MSc requires about two years of education to receive, and it can offer a more in-depth approach to certain areas of study as well as provide graduates with critical field knowledge in order to advance quickly in their career.
What is an MSc in Photonics? This higher-level degree program covers the science, technology, engineering, and modern uses of light. Students in the photonics program learn about theoretical applications of light, practice applied techniques for the uses of light in science and technology, and research new ways to use light, lasers, and photovoltaic technology. Class topics may include laser systems, non-linear optics, quantum optics, and fibers and telecommunications. Graduates of this program play an important role in helping to develop programs, systems, and techniques for contemporary photonic advancements.
By earning a master’s degree in photonics, graduates are qualified to work in a variety of science-based industries, from physics to bioengineering to electrical engineering. Obtaining this degree may also lead to greater compensation and professional opportunities upon graduation.
The cost to pursue a Master of Science will vary for each individual. In order to better understand the possible costs associated with earning this advanced degree, students should contact potential schools and ask for detailed tuition information.
Graduates who earn an MSc in Photonics may find employment opportunities in the areas of science and technology, working in research and development, optical engineering, telecommunications, electronics, and quantum information systems. Other individuals may choose to earn a PhD in Photonics or a related field, or stay in education and teach photonics and light systems. Students who complete this program are also well prepared for an entrepreneurial route, and may choose to own and operate their own technology and light-based science company or work as a freelance advisor for photonic-related projects.
Flexible options may be available so that students can obtain their degree in a manner that works with their busy life. To start earning your master’s degree right away, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
This international Master program focuses on knowledge and innovation in light sciences and technologies, providing a multidisciplinary environment for high-level researc
This international Master program focuses on knowledge and innovation in light sciences and technologies, providing a multidisciplinary environment for high-level research and education.
Academic cooperation: The Master is operated along with the Institut d’Optique Graduate School (IOGS). Strong partnerships exist with:
Canada: Université Laval & Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS)
Germany: Abbe School of Photonics (FSU Jena)
South Korea: Yonsei University
Brazil: São Paulo State University (UNESP)
Admission requirements: Candidates must hold a Bachelor degree in Physics, Chemistry, Biology or equivalent.
Program duration: 2 years (120 ECTS)
Language requirements: Program taught entirely in English, a B2 level (minimum) is required.
Master of Science.
Dual Master degree with the INRS, Canada.
Fees and Scholarships:
University registration fees (scholarship students exempted): 200 - 400€.
Specific fees apply for dual Master degrees.
UBx Gard's in Light S&T
Eiffel grants for international students (one year).
Mobility grants (partner institutions, Erasmus+, local authorities, IdEx Bordeaux).
The Unit of Electro-Optical and Photonics Engineering (EOPE) was established in 2000 with the vision that the 21st century will depend as much on photonics as the 20th ce
The Electro-Optical and Photonics Engineering Unit
The Unit of Electro-Optical and Photonics Engineering (EOPE) was established in 2000 with the vision that the 21st century will depend as much on photonics as the 20th century depended on electronics. It is dedicated to research and education in electro-optical and photonics engineering and is currently the only department in Israel authorized to grant graduate degrees (MSc and Ph.D.) in electro-optical engineering. The Unit’s multidisciplinary research places it at the vanguard of the optics and photonics community, both nationally and internationally. Cutting-edge research is conducted in the areas of remote sensing; atmospheric optics; fiber-optic biosensors; nano-plasmonics; integrated nano-photonics; super-resolution microscopy; image processing; computer vision; display systems; 3D imaging and display; computational optical sensing and imaging; compressive imaging, biomedical optics; liquid crystal devices for sensing and imaging; hyperspectral imaging; THz and MMW imaging; optical glass/fibers; opto-electronic devices; photovoltaics, and more....
This MSc provides postgraduate vocational training in lasers, optics, and semiconductors tailored to the needs of those seeking to enter a photonics-based industry and un
This MSc provides postgraduate vocational training in lasers, optics, and semiconductors tailored to the needs of those seeking to enter a photonics-based industry and university research. Students benefit from classes using the expertise at St Andrews and Heriot-Watt universities, followed by an around 3.5-month project, often with a UK photonics company. The industrial project allows real-world application of the material covered at the universities and gives valuable experience in commercial photonics.
For 2019 entry, admission to the Photonics and Optoelectronic Devices MSc is administered by Heriot-Watt University.
The MSc in Photonics and Optoelectronic Devices is a 12-month taught programme run jointly by the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of St Andrews and the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, which makes available to students the combined diversity of research equipment and expertise at both universities....
This multidisciplinary master offers a challenging engineering programme with skills development like laser engineering, optical communication, optical materials, microph
Core and advanced photonics courses complemented with electronics, physics, optics and engineering
Strong focus on hands-on training in highly equipped research labs
International experience and exchange opportunities with 20 partners
Dynamic link with industry through lectures and internships
During the first year you can develop your skills in laser engineering, optical communication, optical materials, microphotonics and optical sensors. The first semester is devoted to the fundamental basics of photonics, while the second focuses on engineering skills and photonics applications. As this master is organised by two leading universities in Belgium, you have the possibility to follow courses entirely at VUB or to choose specific courses at UGent....
The Master's programme in Photonics offers education in the main areas of photonics: engineering, communication, diagnostics and component technology. You gain in-depth k
Photonics is the science and technology of generating, controlling and detecting light. Photonics is of increasing importance to our society, as illustrated by the 2009 and 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics. Optical fibre communication, which relies on optical fibres combined with several other photonics devices, forms the backbone of today’s information technology. Light-emitting diodes provide bright and energy-efficient white lamps for tomorrow’s lighting. Our programme offers education in the main areas of photonics: engineering (generation and manipulation of light), communication (transport of information by optical and microwave techniques), diagnostics (utilisation of light in industry, health care, etc.) and component technology (nanophotonics, optoelectronics, solar cells, etc). Our programme provides an in-depth understanding of optics and laser technology, practical experience of optical design, practical experience in an optics and laser laboratory and in-depth knowledge of some of the main photonics applications (e.g. communication or biophotonics)....
Our two-year Master’s Degree Programme in Photonics Technologies provides you with in-depth knowledge of photonics ranging from fundamental light-matter interactions, las
The science and technology of light
An indispensable part of our everyday life, photonics revolutionises communications, health care, energy production, manufacturing, and consumer products.
Our two-year Master’s Degree Programme in Photonics Technologies provides you with in-depth knowledge of photonics ranging from fundamental light-matter interactions, laser physics and nonlinear dynamics to the design of optical systems, semiconductor technologies, advanced nanofabrication methods and measurement techniques.
Theoretical knowledge is put into practice through experiments and hands-on laboratory assignments to develop both research and engineering skills. The programme includes close collaboration with industry and regular seminars on emerging research areas. You will also be able to choose electives from among the wide array of courses offered by Tampere University....
Ghent University - Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
The EMSP is a challenging & multidisciplinary engineering master at a top-100 university in the heart of Europe which covers all aspects of optics & photonics an
The European MSc. in Photonics is an English taught interuniversity programme of two years (*) which leads to a joint degree from Ghent University and Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Our programme is highly rated by alumni and industry alike, and is embedded in an excellent research environment. Tuition fees are moderate and opportunities for extra funding exist. We strive to provide a welcoming environment for everybody and also support alumni in their career. Both Ghent and Brussels have a vibrant cultural and social life and are conveniently located at the heart of Europe.
(*) 120 ECTS, but fast-track options exist for students with a 4-year bachelor with extensive photonics knowledge...
Graduates from Photonics possess excellent knowledge in mathematics, physics, electronics, information technologies and have high level of qualifications to work for vari
Faculty of Physics offers the following program conducted in English:
Master of Science in Engineering
2-year graduate program in the area of:
Graduates from Photonics possess excellent knowledge in mathematics, physics, electronics, information technologies and have a high level of qualifications to work for various institutions. During the studies, they are provided with a wealth of interesting and challenging opportunities which give them an access to a wide variety of career paths in basic research, project management, designing, applied engineering, and manufacturing. Faculty of Physics cooperates with numerous national and international partners, allowing thus for an access to the broad and complementary range of photonics expertise, software design, as well as fabrication and characterization facilities. Students are given the unique opportunity to participate in current research projects carried out at the Faculty. Most of the master thesis projects are completed in various research laboratories....
MECHThe program of the second cycle full-time studies in the field of Photonics Engineering specialization is developed as a high-quality educational offer in the area of
M.SC. Photonics Engineering
The programme of the second cycle full-time studies in the field of Photonics Engineering specialisation is developed as a high-quality educational offer in the area of modern optics, photonics and optomechatronics. After graduation students will pursue their professional career in the diverse areas of photonics, especially: mathematical and numerical modelling, the design of optomechanical systems, image processing and recognition, optical methods of testing, diffraction optics and micro-optics. The profile of a graduate corresponds with the challenges of the 21st century. The unique knowledge, delivered during courses, enables the graduate to pursue a promising career as engineers and researchers in modern fields of science, technology and industry, which are dynamically developing....
To prepare for an informed decision for a subsequent Ph.D. project in one of the Photonics groups, the student will, during the Master phase, acquire a broad view of the
The Master's part of the Photonics Program belongs to the Graduate Program for Photonics, which is intended for students who pursue a Master's program that prepares for and is coherent with a subsequent PhD project that is carried out in the COBRA Research Institute Students can enroll at the master level through the master Applied Physics (AP) or Electrical Engineering (EE), and as such obtain all qualifications, competences and recognitions of these Masters. They obtain a proven record of knowledge of and experience in a multidisciplinary area at the interface of Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics.
To prepare for an informed decision for a subsequent PhD project in one of the Photonics groups, the student will, during the Master phase, acquire a broad view of the scope of the Research in Photonics at the COBRA Research Institute. Students obtain maximum influence on their PhD project, which may include the writing of their own research proposal....
The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech)
Photonics and quantum materials are among the most important areas of modern science and technology. Our MSc program provides world-class education and research in photon
Photonics and quantum materials are among the most important areas of modern science and technology. Our MSc program provides world-class education and research in photonics, biophotonics and nanoelectronics – our students will be prepared to apply fundamental science and engineering approaches to higher-level research and industrial tasks.
Modes and duration: 2 years (full-time)
Tuition fees: no tuition fees for those who successfully pass the selection
The MSc program is 2 years long: the first year is to strengthen your theoretical background, and the second year is to focus on research. Students have the freedom to choose courses and extracurricular activities to shape their individual trajectory, acquire soft skills, and gain entrepreneurial skills to prepare for job placement....
The Master of Science in Photonics (M.Sc. Photonics) is a Master's degree course providing multidisciplinary coverage in the field of optics and photonics. The two-year p
Studying world-class photonics
This Master program is highly international, fully taught in English, and provides a multidisciplinary coverage of the field of optics and photonics.
We highly appreciate and strongly encourage applications from students who have obtained or are about to obtain a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in Physics, Natural Sciences, or Engineering.
The invention of the laser in 1960 paved the way for a new research era in optics and photonics. With optics and photonics acting as enablers and catalysts, the invention of photonic technologies has far-reaching consequences, triggering a revolution in many fields of science, medicine, and technology....