Medical Photonics, M.Sc. | Friedrich Schiller University Jena | Jena, Germany
24 months
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Aim of the masters programme in Medical Photonics at Friedrich Schiller University Jena is to prepare students for scientific and research-oriented careers within the field of Medical Optics and Photonics and to provide the foundation for further academic programmes


As a student of this masters programme you will gain deeper theoretical, methodical and systematic insights into branches of biology, medicine, mathematics, chemistry and physics. At the same time, you will gather the necessary experimental skills for doing research in the field of Medical Photonics. During your studies, you will have the possibility to receive specialised training in various subfields of Medical Photonics, such as microscopy, spectroscopy and diagnostics as well as clinical applications of these techniques.

Career opportunities

The MSc Medical Photonics programme at Friedrich Schiller University Jena will provide you with the necessary knowledge and practical skills to work in the interdisciplinary field of Medical Photonics. The program will facilitate you to use and develop optical methods in biomedical research and in clinical practice. Graduates of the MSc Medical Photonics will have excellent prospects in finding a job at technology-related companies in optics, medical technology or life sciences. These branches will experience a severe lack in skilled specialists in the near future. Alternatively, graduates can pursue a scientific career and participate in one of the PhD programmes of the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena. Medical doctors can use the master programme to gain insight into optical and photonic techniques and to qualify for MD / PhD programmes of the Medical Faculty.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mathematical Methods
  • Optical Engineering
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Human Biology
  • Physical Optics
  • Light-Matter Interaction

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

  • Registration form
  • CV
  • Motivation letter
  • University entrance qualification certificate
  • Previous university degrees earned
  • Detailed transcript of records
  • Proof of relevant work experience
  • Proof of subject-specific practical experience

Tuition Fee

  • Semester contribution € 266,10

Living costs for Jena

730 - 1100 EUR /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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