The MRes course runs from October to September each year.
It is aimed at students who wish to develop their research interests and skills in photonics. It will:
- give you the experience of undertaking a major, individual, project and reporting the results in a full scientific report and presentation
- train you in appropriate research methods
- develop your written and oral communication skills for both specialised and non-specialised audiences
- equip you for further academic study at doctoral level in photonics, and in subjects where photonics is an important enabling science
The taught element in the first term will improve your knowledge of photonics through lectures and a substantial taught laboratory element, which reinforces the practical skills demanded by further research. These elements of the course are shared with the MSc in Optics and Photonics offered by the Department.
From the second term onwards a significant research project is undertaken as a more thorough preparation for students starting their PhD studies. In addition, there is an opportunity to take optional courses in the second term from the MSc in Optics and Photonics, where it is considered relevant to your research project.
Written examinations are held in January and April/May for any optional courses. The laboratory work is continually assessed during the course. The final project is assessed by oral presentations and a dissertation submitted in September.
- Optical communications physics
- Optical measurement and devices
- Laboratory work
- Self-study project
- Nine-month research project
- Biomedical optics
- Fibre optics
- Laser optics
- Laser technology
- Non-linear optics
- Fibre communications
- Optical design
- Optical design laboratory
- Optical displays
- Optoelectronic components and devices
- Photonics structures
- Quantum optics
Note: optional modules are subject to change
In addition to the Photonics MRes+PhD programme, Photonics Group staff also supervise interdisciplinary MRes+PhD students under the auspices of several Centres of Doctoral Training funded by the EPSRC. This type of programme trains students in cohorts addressing a particular field of reserach and also comprises a one year Masters course followed by a 3 year PhD. EPSRC CDT have proved very successful, providing an excellent opportunity for physical science graduates to develop their potential for research, including at the physical/life sciences interface. Studet5nships are normally awarded to UK residents although a small number of studentships may be awarded to EU students. Photonics Group staff are involved with the following CDT and potential applicants are encouraged to go to the specific CDT websites to find more information.