Physics, Photonics - Master Programme
Photonics, a science born after the invention of the laser, combines optics and electronics. It is becoming increasingly important in our society, as illustrated by the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics. For example, optical fibre communication, which relies on optical fibres combined with several other photonics devices, forms the backbone of today’s information technology.
Our programme offers education in the main areas of photonics: engineering (generation and manipulation of light), communication (transport of information by optical and microwave techniques), diagnostics (utilisation of light in industry, health care, etc.) and component technology.
Our programme provides in-depth understanding of optics and laser technology, practical experience of optical design, practical experience in an optics and laser laboratory, and in-depth knowledge of some of the main photonics applications (e.g. communication or biophotonics).
This education program is coupled to world-leading research activities in optics, lasers and their applications, performed at the Lund Laser Centre (LLC). LLC is the largest unit in the Nordic countries within the field of lasers, optics and spectroscopy. The Nanometer Structure Consortium at Lund University is another world-leading research center connected to the program.
Employment opportunities exist in many areas. Applications of photonics include light detection, telecommunications, information processing, illumination, metrology, spectroscopy, medicine, laser material processing, robotics and defense. The photonics industry is in rapid expansion worldwide.
Two international research institutes are to be constructed in Lund over the next few years where photonics engineers will be needed: MAX IV - a synchrotron radiation laboratory, and ESS - the European Spallation Source.
More information can be found at http://www.fysik.lu.se/english/education/start-studying/masters-programme/photonics/
Anne L'Huillier, anne [dot] lhullier [at] fysik [dot] lth [dot] se
A BSc in Physics, Applied Physics or Electrical Engineering or an equivalent BSc corresponding to at least three years of study in science or engineering. English 6/English Course B.
based on previous university/college studies and other merits such as letters of recommendation and statement of purpose
English language requirements
Most of Lund University’s programmes require English Level 6 (unless otherwise stated under "Entry requirements"). This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. There are several ways to prove your English language proficiency - check which proof is accepted at the University Admissions in Sweden website. All students must prove they meet English language requirements by the deadline, in order to be considered for admission.
Start Autumn semester 2018
daytime Lund, full time 100%
September 3, 2018 - June 7, 2020
Closed for applications
How to apply
Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods.
Step 1: Apply online
- Check you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in
- Start your application – go to www.universityadmissions.se where you create an account and select programmes/courses, during the application period
- Rank your programme/course choices in order of preference and submit them before the application deadline
Step 2: Submit documents
- Read about how to document your eligibility and how to submit your documents at www.universityadmissions.se. Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies
- Get all your documents ready: official transcripts and high school diploma (Bachelor's applicants), official transcripts and degree certificate or proof of expected graduation (Master's applicants), passport/ID and proof of English proficiency (all applicants)
- Prepare programme-specific documents if stated on this page
- Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline
- Pay the application fee (if applicable) before the document deadline
*Note that the process if different if you are applying as an exchange student or as a part of a cooperation programme (such as Erasmus +).
*If you have studied your entire Bachelor's programme in Sweden and all of your academic credits are in Ladok, you do not have to submit transcripts or your diploma when applying for a Master's programme.
*Svensk student? Läs instruktionerna om att söka till ett internationellt masterprogram på lu.se.
In addition to the documents mentioned under Step 2, you must submit a statement of purpose and letters of recommendation when you apply for this programme. We also encourage you to fill in our Summary Sheet (PDF 1.09 MB).
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Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 290 000
First payment: SEK 72 500
Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.
EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland
There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at www.universityadmissions.se. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.
*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or PhD students, regardless of their nationality.
Lund University Global Scholarship programme
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Swedish Institute Scholarships
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