Imperial College London

Course Introduction

This course includes a substantial amount of laboratory work, with experiments ranging from introductions to major optical tools and techniques to designing and building a working optical system.

Course Modules

Modules include: imaging; optical communications / information theory / plasmonics and metamaterials; lasers; optical measurement and devices; laboratory work; self'study project; 4 month research project. Optional modules: advanced topics in nanophotonics; biomedical optics; laser optics; laser technology; non'linear optics; fibre technology; optical design; optical design laboratory; optical displays; optoelectronic components and devices; photonics structures.

Course Additional Entry

2.1 Honours degree in physics, mathematics or electrical engineering, or evidence of appropriate qualifications. All applicants whose 1st language is not English require: GCSE, IGCSE, GCE O'level or equivalent at grade C; or Cambridge certificate of proficiency in English (CPE) at grade C; or IELTS score of 7.0 with a score of 6.5 or better in the written and speaking section; or TOEFL paper minimum score of 610 (test of written English (TWE) of 4.5 or more); or TOEFL computer minimum score of 250 (TWE of 4.5 or more); or TOEFL internet minimum score of 100 overall, including a minimum of 24 in the written section and a minimum of 22 in the speaking section.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £24,500  Whole course. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £9,200  Whole course. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £12,250  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £4,600  Academic year. First year home fees