Master of Science in Physics - Photonics

Lund University

Program Description

Master of Science in Physics - Photonics

Lund University

Programme overview

Photonics, a science born after the invention of the laser, combines optics and electronics. It is becoming increasingly important in our society, as illustrated by the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics. For example, optical fibre communication, which relies on optical fibres combined with several other photonics devices, forms the backbone of today’s information technology.

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.

Our programme provides 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).

This education program is coupled to world-leading research activities in optics, lasers and their applications, performed at the Lund Laser Centre (LLC). LLC is the largest unit in the Nordic countries within the field of lasers, optics and spectroscopy. The Nanometer Structure Consortium at Lund University is another world-leading research center connected to the program.

Career prospects

Employment opportunities exist in many areas. Applications of photonics include light detection, telecommunications, information processing, illumination, metrology, spectroscopy, medicine, laser material processing, robotics and defense. The photonics industry is in rapid expansion worldwide. Two international research institutes are to be constructed in Lund over the next few years where photonics engineers will be needed: MAX IV - a synchrotron radiation laboratory, and ESS - the European Spallation Source.

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Why Lund University?

Founded in 1666, Lund University is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. Ranked among the world's top 100 universities in the QS Ranking 2016/2017, the University is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, creative and democratic countries.

If you want a truly global classroom experience where you can start your international network, Lund University is a great option to consider. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as the second best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate an in-depth level of learning.

The University is located in Lund - a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes from Copenhagen. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.

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Last updated October 13, 2016
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This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2017
2 years
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Sweden Lund
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