Optics is of key importance to many industry sectors including medic, ICT and high-tech manufacturing.
Imperial has offered an advanced course in optics for over 80 years and the current MSc in Optics and Photonics draws on our experience as one of the largest centres for optics-based research and application in the UK.
The course includes substantial laboratory and project work, often based within industry.
There is also a chance to undertake a self-study project in an area of your choice.
You finish with a four-month, full-time project, which may be in industry, an academic research group or abroad.
Graduates of this course are well qualified to apply their knowledge in a wide range of industrial contexts, as well as in a research environment.
They find employment with a variety of careers in industry and many move on to doctoral studies at leading universities in the UK and abroad.