M.Sc. On Campus

Advanced Data Transfer Systems

ITMO University

24 months
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Graduates of this Advanced Data Transfer Systems program from ITMO University will be able to pursue their careers as researchers in the fields of semiconductor nanostructures and photonic materials.


The Advanced Data Transfer Systems program from ITMO University aims to train world-class specialists with various competencies, from fundamentals of materials physics, theory and practice of the synthesis of photonic materials, physics and technology of semiconductor structures, straight to applied aspects of the design and fabrication of modern optical devices and systems in advanced data transfer. 

Students will acquire in-depth expertise in the fields of modeling, design, synthesis and research of semiconductor nanostructures, particularly in nanocrystals and quantum dots, key features of dielectric materials (ceramics, glasses and glass-ceramics), as well as their use in the development of devices and systems for semiconductor electronics, waveguide photonics, and nonlinear, diffractive, interference, biomedical, sensory, and display optics.


  • Optoelectronic Functional Materials

Program description

The development of optics, optical electronics and laser technologies is impossible without materials with unique physical properties. These materials are used for the fabrication of photonic structures for lasers, LEDs, photodetectors, photovoltaic cells, high-performance recording devices, as well as devices for information processing, data storage, communications, computer technologies, and the development of energy-saving technologies, biomedicine, sensors, etc. 

As the study of such materials is currently conducted as part of global international projects, the Master’s program at ITMO is carried out with the participation of the university’s international and Russian partners.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Foreign Language for Specific Purposes
  • Data Processing and Analysis
  • Modern Trends in Data Transfer Technologies
  • Modern Optics
  • Fundamentals of Optical Transceiver Devices
  • Wireless Data Transfer Systems

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.

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Physics, Engineering or relevant fields, with excellent/good grades; CV & motivation letter; upper-intermediate level of English

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Saint Petersburg

34733 - 58700 RUB /month
Living costs

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


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