University of Southampton is looking for the Photonics pioneers of the future to join their vibrant research team and work alongside their world-class researchers to create some history. Their programme offers a solid start to any career in optics and photonics whether you are planning to stay in academia or work in industry.
Working alongside some of the world’s leading photonics, physics and advanced materials scientists, you will spend your time conducting novel research in our state-of-the-art facilities, keeping up to date with current research trends in photonics, physics, optics and advanced materials, writing journal papers and attending conferences.
Our students gain a solid grounding for their future careers in photonics, the key enabling technology for a host of industry sectors including:
Our extensive training programme provides knowledge and skills through photonics lectures, skills training for report writing and presentation skills and full safety training for your research area.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
Part time: 3 - 8 years
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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Minimum required score:
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* EU Fees : TBC
We want to invest in the photonics pioneers of the future by providing enhanced funding and paid tuition fees for our UK students.
All our fully funded places include paid tuition fees and a tax-free bursary to cover your living expenses.
UK enhanced stipend: £18,000 tax-free per annum for up to 3.5 years
EU and international bursary: based on research council set stipend level. In 2015 this was £14,057 tax free per annum for up to 3.5 years
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