Photonics and Optoelectronic Devices
University of St Andrews
Key Course Facts
This course provides postgraduate vocational training in lasers, optics, and semiconductors tailored to the needs of those seeking to enter photonics-based industry and university research. Students benefit from classes using the expertise at St Andrews and Heriot-Watt universities, followed by a 3.5 month project, often with a UK photonics company.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Photonics and Optoelectronic Devices, MSc, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
A strong 2.2 Honours degree in physics, applied physics, electronic engineering, or equivalent qualifications. Lesser qualifications combined with relevant industrial experience may also be suitable. If you studied your first degree outside the UK, please see the university’s international entry requirements.
Tuition Fees Photonics and Optoelectronic Devices MSc
Additional fee information
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
Positions of University of St Andrews in top UK and global rankings.
About University of St Andrews
The University of St Andrews is located in the historic county of Fife, Scotland. Teaching at this institution began in the year of 1410, making it one of the oldest universities not just in Scotland, but also in the English-speaking world. St Andrews has repeatedly been ranked among the top universities in the United Kingdom by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, ensuring prospective students that they can expect an experience that satisfies their desire to learn and excel.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Physics with Photonics MPhys||University of Southampton||77%||3%||6%||£9250||£22760||158||Southampton||On campus Full-time|
|Electronic Engineering with Photonics MEng (Hons)||University of Southampton||80%||2%||4%||£9250||£22760||180||Southampton||On campus Full-time|
|Photonics and Optoelectronic Devices MSc||University of St Andrews||80%||2%||4%||£9900||£24240||180||St Andrews||On campus Full-time|
|Semiconductor Photonics and Electronics MSc (Eng)||The University of Sheffield||80%||2%||4%||-||-||180||Sheffield||On campus Full-time|