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How long you will study
Domestic course fees
GBP 5000 per year
How you will study
International course fees
GBP 18000 per year
Why this course?
You'll be trained in the area of photonics by the UK's No 1 physics department for research quality.
This course will train physicists and engineers in the area of photonics, which is a key enabling technology, underpinning many areas of industry.
You'll have the opportunity to undertake a three-month research or development project based with one of our industrial partners such as M Squared Lasers.
We have a long tradition of cutting-edge photonics research, which supports our courses. Much of this work has resulted in significant industrial impact through our spin-out companies and academic-industrial collaborations.
You'll also have the opportunity to develop your entrepreneurial skills by taking courses delivered by the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship.
The course is made up of two semesters of taught classes, followed by a three-month research project based with one of our industrial partners. The majority of your classes are delivered by the Department of Physics and cover the following:
You'll be based with one of our industrial partners for a three-month project placement. This is your opportunity to experience how research and development operate within a commercial environment. It'll also give you a chance to form strong links with industry contacts.
The project is put forward by the company and supervised by both industrial and academic staff. Training on relevant skills and background will be received before and during the project.
Scotland has a world-leading position in optics and photonics industry.Your project will be carried out mainly in the excellent facilities of our Scottish industry partners. Projects elsewhere in the UK and with international companies may also be possible.
Advanced research facilities are also available in:
You'll attend the seminar series of the Institute of Photonics and Fraunhofer Centre of Applied Photonics with distinguished guest speakers giving a first-hand overview of the rapid development in applied photonics research.
Notes about fees for this course
Fees & funding
All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise.
Rest of UK
How can I fund my course?
Financial support for Scottish and EU students may be available on a case-by-case basis which will be supported by the industrial partners. Selection will be based on an excellent academic record and/or industrial experience and the promise of a successful career in Industrial Photonics.
Please indicate that you apply for such a scholarship in the "Funding" section of the application form. You'll also need to provide a CV and a statement explaining your interests and motivation with your application. This will inform the decision on a possible scholarship.
For more information, just get in touch with the Department of Physics.
We currently have a scholarship available for this course.
You must be able to demonstrate academic excellence based on your previous study along with the promise of a successful career in Industrial Photonics. Relevant previous industrial experience will be considered.
The first round of applications closes on 20th May 2017, and a second one will close on the 30th June 2017.?
How to apply
The fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year. Find out more about fees.
You'll need a first or second-class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in physical science or electronic & electrical engineering. You'll also need suitable references and acceptance by one of our partner companies to carry out the Master project work with them.
Please also provide a CV and a statement detailing your interests and motivation and send these in with your application.
Other qualifications may be considered for the MSc, including industrial experience.
You may also be invited for an interview.
English language requirements
If English isn't your first language, you'll need an IELTS 6.0 with no individual score lower than 5.5.
Living in Glasgow: Ellie Kissel, MSc Information & Library Studies
I have always wanted to study in the UK and when searching for programems on the American Library Association website, the course at Strathclyde stood out as the one which would enhance my professional career. I love living in Glasgow and it reminds me of the southern hospitality of my home state of Kentucky.
Skills for cutting-edge research: Manto Chouliara, MSc Applied Physics
The course has provided me with a wide range of experimental physics skills and the opportunity to use them in a cutting-edge research project. The multicultural environment on campus supports the collaboration of students from the world, and through numerous group-work projects prepares us for our future jobs.
Course flexibility & further study: Shouyue Wu, MSc Optical Technologies
I've enjoyed the flexible nature of the course which allowed me to choose classes and projects to suit my interests. There's always guidance from staff, not only about studying, but also about living in Glasgow and your future career. I am planning to do a PhD project on optical fibre to prepare me to work in the industry.
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