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University of Strathclyde

Optical Technologies

The course explores the versatile field of optical technologies which supports many aspects of modern society. Optical technologies are expected to be a key enabling technology of the 21st century.

The course is based on the strong record of optical technologies across research divisions in the department of physics and the collaborating institutions: Optics Division (Physics); Plasma Division (Physics); Nanoscience Division (Physics); Institute of Photonics; Centre for Biophotonics; Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering.

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

You'll put the knowledge gained in the taught components to use in a cutting-edge research project. The course gives you the opportunity of exploring and mastering a large range of optical technologies. It enables you to put devices in the context of an optical system and/or application.

Entry requirements

MSc: Minimum second-class honours degree, or international equivalent, in physics or a related subject, eg 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, eg by semi-conductor technology courses, or need to demonstrate that they can acquire the necessary background. Contact us about your case and the possibility of conversion courses. You must have an English language minimum score of IELTS 6.0 (with no component below 5.5).
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip: Minimum second-class honours degree, or international equivalent, in physics or a related subject, eg 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, eg by semi-conductor technology courses, or need to demonstrate that they can acquire the necessary background. Contact us about your case and the possibility of conversion courses. You must have an English language minimum score of IELTS 6.0 (with no component below 5.5).

Course modules

Research Skills; Project Training; Project; Introductory Nanoscience; Topics in Photonics: Laser & Nonlinear Optics; Optical Design; Experimental Quantum & Atom optics; Advanced Topics in Photonics: Ultrafast Physics & Plasmas; Device Microfabrication - Principle & Practice; Photonics Materials & Devices (topics in solid state physics); Advanced Photonics Devices; Theoretical Quantum Information; Quantum Optics, Nonlinearity & open Quantum Systems; Optical Communication (Photonic Systems).

Assessment methods

The assessment includes written examinations, coursework, presentations and a talk, oral examination and report presenting and defending the research project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 19,500 (Whole course) International 12 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 8,100 (Whole course) Home/EU 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 19,500 (Whole course) International 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,100 (Whole course) Home/EU 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 19,500 (Whole course) International 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,100 (Whole course) Home/EU 24 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 8,100 (Whole course) EU 12 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 8,100 (Whole course) Northern Ireland 12 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 8,100 (Whole course) Scotland 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,100 (Whole course) England 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,100 (Whole course) EU 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,100 (Whole course) Wales 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,100 (Whole course) Northern Ireland 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,100 (Whole course) Wales 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,100 (Whole course) Northern Ireland 24 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 8,100 (Whole course) Wales 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,100 (Whole course) Scotland 24 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,100 (Whole course) Scotland 12 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 8,100 (Whole course) England 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,100 (Whole course) England 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,100 (Whole course) EU 24 Months

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