Photonics, M.Sc. | Lund University | Lund, Sweden
24 months
13178 EUR/year
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The Photonics programme at Lund University aims at educating talented students in the science and technology that lies behind the photonics revolution. You will obtain in-depth understanding of optics and laser technology as well as practical experience in optical design. 


In the Photonics programme at Lund University, you will experience working in modern optics and laser laboratories and gain detailed knowledge of important photonics applications (e.g. communication or medical optics). The education programme is coupled to world-leading research activities in optics, lasers and their applications, performed at the Lund Laser Centre. You will obtain universal skills preparing you for excelling both in industrial or academic future careers.

Career prospects

The employment opportunities in photonics are excellent. The photonics market features stable growth much beyond the global GDP growth. Applications of photonics include light sensing, telecommunication, information processing, illumination, metrology, spectroscopy, medicine, laser material processing, automotive robotics and defence. 

While the photonics industry is truly global, a number of photonics related companies (e.g. Axis Communications, NKT Photonics, Veoneer, Ericsson) exist in Lund and the greater Öresund region and two international research facilities create additional opportunities for photonics engineers – MAX IV, a synchrotron radiation laboratory that opened in Lund in June 2016, and ESS, the European Spallation Source that is currently under construction.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Optics and Optical Design
  • Lasers  
  • Optoelectronics and Optical Communication
  • Advanced Optics and Lasers
  • Medical Optics
  • Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering. 
  • Completed courses of at least 40 credits/ECTS in physics and 30 credits/ECTS in mathematics, covering quantum mechanics, electromagnetism, basics in optics, multi-dimensional calculus, linear algebra and Fourier analysis. 
  • English Level 6 (equivalent to IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 90)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13178 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26356 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.

SEK 290 000

Living costs for Lund

7428 - 11057 SEK /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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