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.
- Scholarships available:
- UBx Gard's in Light S&T
- IdEx LAPHIA.
- Eiffel grants for international students (one year).
- Mobility grants (partner institutions, Erasmus+, local authorities, IdEx Bordeaux).
The international Master in Light Sciences and Technologies is part of the University of Bordeaux Graduate Research School. Selected as a French Initiative of Excellence, the program focuses on knowledge and innovation in light sciences and technologies, providing a multidisciplinary environment for first-class research and education. Students are offered cross-disciplinary training with a strong emphasis on innovation and entrepreneurship. They also benefit from individual tutorship throughout all four semesters. Those who choose to follow the specific dual Master degree with the INRS (Canada) spend part of their two-year program at the partner institution. Upon completion of this specific program, graduates obtain a dual Master degree.
The first semester is composed of:
- Preparatory courses: fundamentals of modern optics, the structure of matter, quantum mechanics, thermodynamics and statistical physics, cell biology;
- Core courses provide a comprehensive education in laser systems, light-matter interaction, photonics, materials properties;
- Practicum courses introduce experimental techniques in optics, chemistry, and biophotonics.
As of the second semester, students carry out an internship and follow a mix of core and specialization courses. They experience practical training, preferably within the industrial sector and/or abroad. Specialization courses continue during the third semester along with laboratory courses delivered in cutting-edge infrastructures and facilities. The fourth semester is dedicated to a Master thesis carried out in an advanced research lab.
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