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Photonics and Optoelectronic Devices MSc


Course Description

Overview

The photonics research groups in the physics departments of Heriot-Watt and St. Andrews Universities are internationally renowned, and have many links with industrial and university groups around the world. Major activities are based around optoelectronics, laser development, semiconductor physics, materials technology, ultra-fast phenomena, modern optics, and instrumentation. This expertise is brought to the teaching of our one-year taught MSc course (See http://www.postgraduate.hw.ac.uk/prog/msc-photonics-and-optoelectronic-devices/ ).

Previously called Optoelectronic and Laser Devices, this MSc course has been updated and enhanced, recognising the explosive growth of the UK and global photonics industry, fostered by the world-wide expansion in the exploitation of optical in telecommunications.

Students spend one semester at each university, and then undertake a three-month research project, normally in a UK company. Companies participating in recent years include Bookham Technologies, BAE Systems, Edinburgh Sensors, Cambridge Display Technology, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, Indigo Photonics, Intense Photonics, Kamelian, Nortel, Renishaw, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Thales, Sharp and QinetiQ.

Find more information here http://www.phy.hw.ac.uk/

Scholarships available

We have a number of fully funded Scottish Funding Council (SFC) scholarships available for students resident in Scotland applying for Photonics and Optoelectronic Devices. Find out more about this scholarship and how to apply http://www.hw.ac.uk/student-life/scholarships/postgraduate-funded-places.htm .

Programme content

Students receive postgraduate training in modern optics and semiconductor physics tailored to the needs of the optoelectronics industries. Graduates gain an understanding of the fundamental properties of optoelectronic materials and optical fibres, and experience of the technology and operation of a wide range of laser semiconductor devices appropriate to the telecommunications, information technology, sensing, and manufacturing industries.

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, or your first degree was not taught in English, we’ll need to see evidence of your English language ability. The minimum requirement for English language is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. We offer a range of English language courses (See http://www.hw.ac.uk/study/english.htm ) to help you meet the English language requirement prior to starting your masters programme:
- 14 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with no more than one skill at 4.5);
- 10 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with minimum of 5.0 in all skills);
- 6 weeks English (for IELTS 5.5 with minimum of 5.5 in reading & writing and minimum of 5.0 in speaking & listening)

Find information on Fees and Scholarships here http://www.postgraduate.hw.ac.uk/prog/msc-photonics-and-optoelectronic-devices/

Visit the Photonics and Optoelectronic Devices MSc page on the Heriot-Watt University website for more details!

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Alumni Scholarship - 20+ Awards

We will pay a percentage of your fee - this year it was 20%

Value of Scholarship(s)

TBC

Eligibility

You need to have taken your undergraduate degree at Heriot-Watt but all alumni are welcome to be included

Application Procedure

We should pick this up automatically as part of the application procedure


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Scottish Funding Council - 20+ Awards

A number of SFC (Scottish Funding Council) Key Skills Funded Places are available for students resident in Scotland. These fully-funded places cover the tuition fees for the following postgraduate programmes that meet the skills demands from key sectors of industry:

Value of Scholarship(s)

Fees

Eligibility

Scottish residents.For energy-related MSc programmes and MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering and MSc Photonics and Optoelectronic Devices.

Application Procedure

Simply state in the online application form that you believe to be eligible and wish to be considered

Further Information

http://www.hw.ac.uk/student-life/scholarships/postgraduate-taught.htm



Entry Requirements

Applicants for the course are expected to have a first or second class honours degree in physics, applied physics, electronic engineering, or equivalent qualifications. Lesser qualifications combined with relevant industrial experience may also be suitable.

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