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Photonics degrees in the UK

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Study a Photonics degree in the UK in 2024

Photonics is a field within optics that looks at the study and manipulation of light. It encompasses the generation, detection, and manipulation of photons, and their applications in a wide range of areas, including telecommunications, medicine, and manufacturing. There are several subfields within photonics, such as optics, quantum optics, and laser physics.

Graduates of a degree in photonics will have a wide range of career options available to them. These include positions in research and development, engineering, telecommunications, manufacturing, and healthcare.

Your degree will be delivered through a mixture of modes. These will include lectures and seminars, as well as practical laboratory based work. Depending on your course, you may also have the opportunity to take part in a work placement. Modules you study could include:

  • Optical Physics
  • Lasers and their Applications
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Fiber Optic Communications
  • Photonics Materials and Devices

Study in the UK

The UK is a popular destination for international students who want to study abroad. With a wide range of universities offering a variety of courses, there are so many opportunities that students might not be able to find elsewhere. Each university will pride itself on offering high quality education from leading teaching professionals. A qualification gained in the UK will be well regarded across the globe, making an education in the UK a great investment in your future. As well as this, there are many highly ranked universities in the UK, around 17 of which are consistently appearing in the top 100 of the QS World University Rankings.

See our detailed guide to studying in the UK for international students.

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