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MSc Physics with Nanophotonics

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Nanotechnology Physics (General)

Course type


Course Summary

This MSc in Physics stream focuses on the area where nanotechnology and photonics meet, delivering the manipulation and control of light on the nanoscale, and training you in an exciting new field. This new field has already lead to exciting phenomenon such as negative refractive index materials and ‘cloaking’, and is the driving force behind many new applications in areas ranging from telecommunications and computing to green energy and healthcare. Topics covered by the course include: The fundamental concepts of imaging light and optical systems; General concepts of Plasmonics and Metamaterials; Plasmonics for surface enhanced spectroscopies, photovoltaics and non-linear optics; Negative refractive index materials and transformation optics; Quantum Metamaterials; etc. With nanophotonics at the forefront of both research and new industrial applications, students from this course will be trained in a field that is likely to grow as new start-ups and established companies employ nanophotonics in their business. Assessment involves the following: Coursework; Dissertation; Examination; Oral presentation; Poster; Practical; Viva and Written report.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Research Project - Core
Research Skills - Core
Self-Study Project - Core
Imaging - Core
Advanced Topics in Nanophotonics - Core
Plasmonics and Metamaterials - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a minimum requirement of first-class degree in physics, with strong mathematical content. Other scientific disciplines with significant physics and mathematical content are also accepted.