The course provides the opportunity to explore and master a large range of optical technologies, enabling you to put devices in the context of an optical system and/or application.
It’s suitable for those with a science or engineering background who want to gain a vocational degree or obtain a solid foundation for an optics-related PhD programme. It’s also appropriate if you've worked in industry and want to consolidate your future career by further academic studies.
You can choose classes relevant to your career interests from a wide range of topics including: photonics and photonic materials; nanosciences; optics at the physics-life sciences interface; laser-based plasma physics; quantum optics and quantum information technology.
Minimum second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in physics or a related subject, such as Engineering Physics, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Ophthalmology, Material Science, Astronomy.
Applicants from an engineering or life science discipline need to have had sufficient exposure to quantum mechanics and solid state physics, such as semi-conductor technology courses, or need to demonstrate that they can acquire the necessary background.
Faculty of Science