University Master's Degree in Photonics

In addition to basic training in photonics, students will be able to choose from a variety of specialised subjects with which to define their curriculum

  • Inter-University
  • Credits: 60 ECTS credits
  • Places: 30
  • Price: Request fees from the coordinating university.

The official master's degree in Photonics provides the needs of different types of students: from those seeking the training needed to go on to a PhD programme to those who are interested in advancing in their professional careers.

The most important research centres focusing on photonics in the area of Barcelona (three universities and one research centre) participate in this programme and offer a broad training in this field. Photonics, the science and technology of light, is one of the disciplines that will play a crucial role in the technology of the 21st century. The objective of this master's degree is to provide students with a broad and solid background in the different areas of photonics, as well as the tools needed to become future researchers and professionals in this field.

The official master's degree in Photonics is highly international in character. It is offered 100% in English and classes are made up of individuals from many different countries.

It also collaborates closely with the "European Erasmus Mundus Master Europhotonics" programme.

Career options

This Master's degree will prepare you to become a valuable and recognised professional with the ability to develop your skills in R&D departments belonging to the optical, laser, communications or optoelectronics sector, or research institutes.

Participating universities

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (coordinator)
University of Barcelona

The Master in Photonics is an interuniversity course both in its teaching aspects (lecturers from all three universities involved participate) and as regards location (the students spend time at all three campuses).

Collaborating institutions:

Institute of Photonic Sciences (Universitat Tècnica de Catalunya)

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