The Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) has a leading international reputation for its research in Photonics, Metamaterials, and Optical Fibre Communications. This MSc programme offers an advanced postgraduate education covering these Photonic Technologies. You will gain experience of working in research facilities including the Advanced Laser Laboratories, and the
Mountbatten Clean Room on a programme that includes:
- taught modules
- practical training in research techniques and modelling
- four-month project
Working in our state-of-the-art cleanroom complex with access to our extensive range of optical laboratories, you will benefit from integrated transferable skills elements and participation in the ORC's week long Industry Showcase event, where you will work with leading local and national photonics companies, share their views of the current photonics market and see first-hand their products and emerging photonics technologies.
Whether you intend to gain skills and expertise that will enable you to take up a position in a key industrial sector, or to embark on further postgraduate research, you will find that our MSc programme in Photonic Technologies will give you the solid intellectual foundation and hands-on practical and technical skills that you need for a successful professional career in science, engineering and related photonics-based industry.
View the 2017/18 programme specification document for this course
View the 2018/19 programme specification document for this course
The program consists of eight taught modules over the first two semesters of the year, and a research project in the third semester.
During each of the first two semesters, three of your four taught modules are compulsory, and the fourth is an option to be chosen from courses within photonics. The compulsory courses cover a range of topics which are central to modern photonics technologies, including lasers, photonic materials, microfabrication techniques, and a course on photonics laboratory techniques. The optional topics available include both photonics specific courses, and related technologies such as nanoscience. The project makes use of the world-class photonics laboratory and cleanroom resources of the ORC.
You can apply for the programme through the University of Southampton's online postgraduate application system. Visit our how to apply pages for more information. Please note that we belong to the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering (FPSE).
The deadline for new applications to this course is 31 July each year.
Research from the Optoelectronics Research Centre was included in the University’s Electrical and Electronic Engineering research entry in the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014)
We lead the UK for the volume and quality of Electrical and Electronic Engineering research (REF 2014)
97% of our Electrical and Electronic Engineering research outputs are rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014)
The Guardian University Guide 2018 shows the University of Southampton second in the UK for Electronics and Electrical Engineering
Southampton is ranked in the top 51-100 universities for Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the 2017 QS World Rankings