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19 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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Chalmers University of Technology
Gothenburg, Sweden

The world is undergoing a fourth industrial revolution. Digital data is the new capital and the Internet has become a resource as precious as water or electricity. The master’ ... +

The world is undergoing a fourth industrial revolution. Digital data is the new capital and the Internet has become a resource as precious as water or electricity. The master’s programme Wireless, photonics and space engineering will allow you to become a technology innovator. Your creations will be the core engines of the cell phones, antennas, quantum computers, sensors, robots, communication systems and satellites of the future. -
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2 years
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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. Choose between our residential programme or semi-online track. -
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Full-time
2 years
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19 Sep 2022
Online & Campus Combined
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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. -
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The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech)
Moscow, Russia

The Photonics and Quantum Materials MSc program is a joint network-form effort with the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, the Institute for Spectroscopy RAS, and the ... +

The Photonics and Quantum Materials MSc program is a joint network-form effort with the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, the Institute for Spectroscopy RAS, and the Institute of Solid State Physics RAS. The program has strong interdisciplinary research and educational nature, conducted by experts from various areas of physics and material science. -
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2 years
English
Sep 2022
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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. -
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Max Planck School of Photonics
Munich, Germany +7 More

The Max Planck School of Photonics (MPSP) is a top-tier interdisciplinary graduate school in Germany that provides an integrated MSc and PhD program (2-years MSc + 3-years PhD ... +

The Max Planck School of Photonics (MPSP) is a top-tier interdisciplinary graduate school in Germany that provides an integrated MSc and PhD program (2-years MSc + 3-years PhD) in Photonics for excellent graduates from all over the world. We are not a single university, but a network of 17 top universities and research institutions across Germany. Therefore, we combine the knowledge of the best researchers and offer our students a unique graduate school experience: • Full funding and no tuition fees • Excellent teaching and research facilities • Outstanding network of world-renowned Fellows • Additional curriculum bundling the knowledge of our Fellows and preparing you for your career • Very good connections to industry 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. -
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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. -
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2 years
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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. -
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Warsaw University of Technology
Warsaw, Poland

Graduates from Photonics possess excellent knowledge in mathematics, physics, electronics, information technologies and have high level of qualifications to work for various i ... +

Graduates from Photonics possess excellent knowledge in mathematics, physics, electronics, information technologies and have high level of qualifications to work for various institutions. -
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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. -
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2 years
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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 ad ... +

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. -
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2 years
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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
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Aug 2022
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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. -
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2 years
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Aalen University
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The study concept of applied photonics isn't a conventional master program. It is possible to work while you study, but the target audience aren't particular people who are al ... +

The study concept of applied photonics isn't a conventional master program. It is possible to work while you study, but the target audience aren't particular people who are already working. -
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University of Arkansas J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
Fayetteville, USA

This multidisciplinary program prepares students for careers in developing and manufacturing micro- to nanoscale materials, processing, and devices in such industries as biose ... +

This multidisciplinary program prepares students for careers in developing and manufacturing micro- to nanoscale materials, processing, and devices in such industries as biosensing, photonics, telecommunications, microelectronics, and MEMs. -
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