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Photonics and Optoelectronic Devices (MSc)

University of St Andrews School of Physics and Astronomy

Full time September MSc

About the course

The MSc in Photonics and Optoelectronic Devices is a 12-month taught programme run jointly by the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of St Andrews and the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, which makes available to students the combined diversity of research equipment and expertise at both universities.


  • Tailored to balance fundamental understanding with industrial relevance.
  • Gain an understanding of the fundamental properties of optoelectronic materials and devices with vocational training in modern optics, laser physics and semiconductor physics. You also gain practical experience in the operation of a wide range of laser devices and optoelectronic

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Entry Requirements

A strong 2.2 Honours degree in physics, applied physics, electronic engineering, or equivalent qualifications.

English language proficiency.

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Studying in such renowned and well-established universities as St Andrews and Heriot-Watt was the best academic decision I have ever made. The course is challenging, but very well organised and I am learning a lot. The staff are very friendly and eager to help the students. One of my favourite parts of the course is the work in the laboratory. It allows a much deeper understanding of the theory and also exploration of our own ideas.

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