M.Sc. On Campus

Light and Lighting

University College London (UCL)

12 months
28500 GBP/year
16000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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University College London (UCL) offers  MSc programmes in Light and Lighting which brings together the technical and creative sides of lighting design to enable you to shape sustainable lit environments.


Light and Lighting at University College London (UCL) is all about the human experience of the built environment, inside and out, and brings together the technical and creative sides of lighting design.

Since 1987, the course has continually produced some of the world’s leading lighting engineers and designers. It has greatly contributed to solving some of society’s most practical problems, from how best to light indoor spaces to how to light streets safely and efficiently.

The programme covers topics ranging from lighting design to the scientific research and engineering behind lighting, providing a uniquely comprehensive package of knowledge and skills to students.


We have a rich network of alumni who have who have progressed or made a career in the lighting industry. Our graduates now work in global engineering consultancies, lighting design practices, architecture offices and luminaire manufacturers. A number of students have also used the MSc as a foundation for MPhil/PhD research. You can read about their experiences in our alumni profiles.

Several alumni have gone on to win international awards in the field of lighting, including the Light Play prize at the Total Lighting Show, the RHS Silver Gilt Medal and Lighting Designer of the Year. A number of graduates have also received the Society of Light and Lighting's Young Lighters of the Year award. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Lighting Fundamentals 
  • Lighting: Applied Calculations 
  • Lighting Research
  • Advanced Lighting Design 
  • Advanced Lighting Control Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Flexible/ModularClose: 27 August


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The normal minimum qualifications are a second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
  • A second acceptable qualification is a degree of lower than second-class Bachelor's standard, or an equivalent overseas qualification, in a subject appropriate to the programme, plus extensive background and experience in the field. The latter implies considerable experience as a professional at a senior level.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28500 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    16000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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