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20 Master of Science Programs in Photonics

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, engineer… Read more

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.

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The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech)
Moscow, Russia

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, ... +

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. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Technical University of Denmark
Lyngby, Denmark

Photonics Engineering is a highly interdisciplinary MSc program concerned with fundamental physics of light and optical components as well as a wide range of applications that ... +

Photonics Engineering is a highly interdisciplinary MSc program concerned with fundamental physics of light and optical components as well as a wide range of applications that are essential to our high-tech society, for example, our ability to communicate using IT technology. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Brussels, Belgium

Enrol in this visionary master and get a joint degree from VUB and Ghent University. The multidisciplinary approach, high-level training and strong international component hav ... +

Enrol in this visionary master and get a joint degree from VUB and Ghent University. The multidisciplinary approach, high-level training and strong international component have proven to boost the employment prospects of graduates to a maximum. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
20 Sep 2021
Campus
 

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Max Planck School of Photonics
Erlangen, Germany +2 More

During the study phase, students undergo a full-time Master's program at one of the three teaching universities within the Max Plank School of Photonics network, thus either t ... +

During the study phase, students undergo a full-time Master's program at one of the three teaching universities within the Max Plank School of Photonics network, thus either the M.Sc. Advanced Optical Technologies - MAOT program at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, the M.Sc. Photonics - ASP program in Jena, or the M.Sc. Optics and Photonics - KSOP program in Karlsruhe. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Paderborn University
Paderborn, Germany

In the Master's degree program in Optoelectronics and Photonics, the students acquire a profound knowledge base and skillset in the field of optoelectronics and photonics. The ... +

In the Master's degree program in Optoelectronics and Photonics, the students acquire a profound knowledge base and skillset in the field of optoelectronics and photonics. The program is set up as an interdisciplinary course program with about equal parts of advanced level (Master level) courses from physics and electrical engineering and information technology. -
MSc
Full-time
4 semesters
English, German
Campus
 
The Abbe School of Photonics
Jena, Germany

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 progra ... +

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 program comprises four educational stages. The course schedule ranges from fundamental scientific subjects to application-oriented photonics engineering aspects. The program is designed to incorporate students of different backgrounds and nationalities and provides them with a solid knowledge in optics and photonics for scientific research and for its technological applications in industry. All students enrolled in the two-year program receive dedicated tutorial support and are trained for leading positions in industry and academia. -
MSc MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Oct 2021
Campus
Online
 
Eindhoven University of Technology
Eindhoven, Netherlands

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 scope ... +

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 scope of the Research in Photonics at the COBRA Research Institute. Students obtain maximum influence on their Ph.D. project, which may include the writing of their research proposal. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Warsaw University of Technology
Warsaw, Poland

The aim of the second cycle of full-time studies in the field of Mechatronic Devices and Systems is to prepare students to design mechatronic devices and to solve complex, int ... +

The aim of the second cycle of full-time studies in the field of Mechatronic Devices and Systems is to prepare students to design mechatronic devices and to solve complex, interdisciplinary design and construction problems. -
MSc
Full-time
3 semesters
English
Oct 2021
02 Aug 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC)
Dijon, France

The proposed master program aims at training students in fundamental, both theoretical and experimental, physics with applications in photonics, nanotechnology, and quantum te ... +

The proposed master program aims at training students in fundamental, both theoretical and experimental, physics with applications in photonics, nanotechnology, and quantum technologies. This combination, innovative at the level of a master program, is well-aligned with priority investments in research at the European and international level, with thematic areas of the growing demand for highly trained students, able to embark on a doctoral program. This two-year master program, fully taught in English for international students, is part of the Graduate School of Sciences of the University Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC). It consists of both lessons and research project (3 months during the first year) / internship (5 months during the second year). This training program will be based on the internationally highly recognized research activities of the underlying laboratories ICB, Dijon and FEMTO-ST, Besançon. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
21 Jun 2021
Campus
 
Tampere University
Tampere, Finland

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 ph ... +

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. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2021
Campus
 
Lund University
Lund, Sweden

The 21st century is the century of the photon and photonics is the science and technology of generating, controlling and detecting photons. This programme aims at educating ta ... +

The 21st century is the century of the photon and photonics is the science and technology of generating, controlling and detecting photons. This programme aims at educating talented students in the science and technology laying behind the photonics revolution. You will obtain an in-depth understanding of optics and laser technology as well as practical experience in optical design. Experience working in modern optics and laser laboratories and gain detailed knowledge of important photonics applications (e.g. communication or medical optics). The Photonics programme is coupled to world-leading research activities in optics, lasers and their applications, performed at the Lund Laser Centre. You will obtain universal skills preparing you for excelling both in industrial or academic future careers. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
KU Leuven
Leuven, Belgium

This two-year Erasmus Mundus Master of Science in Imaging and Light in Extended Reality combining Imaging, Lighting and Information Technology, aims to educate students in adv ... +

This two-year Erasmus Mundus Master of Science in Imaging and Light in Extended Reality combining Imaging, Lighting and Information Technology, aims to educate students in advanced technologies, methodologies and practical applications so that they can meet the growing demands of industry and society. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of Bordeaux
Bordeaux, France

This international Master's is a Graduate Program of the University of Bordeaux Graduate Research School. The program focuses on knowledge and innovation in light sciences and ... +

This international Master's is a Graduate Program of the University of Bordeaux Graduate Research School. The program focuses on knowledge and innovation in light sciences and technologies and provides a multidisciplinary environment for first-class research and education. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2021
Campus
 
University of Sussex School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Falmer, United Kingdom

This course is for you if you’re interested in the wonders of quantum physics and have a desire to exploit its full power. Our research lies at the forefront of realising next ... +

This course is for you if you’re interested in the wonders of quantum physics and have a desire to exploit its full power. Our research lies at the forefront of realising next-generation quantum technologies – from quantum information processing, through quantum sensors and clocks to creating the quantum internet. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2021
01 Aug 2021
Campus
 
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Be'er Sheva, Israel

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 ... +

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. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Oct 2021
Campus
 

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