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Erasmus Mundus Master's Degree in Photonics Engineering, Nanophotonics and Biophotonics (Europhotonics), M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #300 (QS) Barcelona, Spain
Erasmus Mundus Master's degree in Photonics Engineering, Nanophotonics and Biophotonics offers an opportunity for further study of theoretical, experimental and applied photonics, particularly photonics engineering, nanophotonics and biophotonics. It includes courses on photonic materials science, nanophotonics.


Students can go on work placements and apply for Erasmus Mundus grants. This Erasmus Mundus Master's Degree in Photonics Engineering, Nanophotonics and Biophotonics (Europhotonics) programme is offered by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC).

Professional opportunities

At present, there is a recognised shortage of manpower for both research-related posts and industrial jobs in photonics-related technologies. In addition, the creation of small, tech-based, spin-off photonics companies is requiring an ever greater number of specialised professionals. Students will be put in touch with photonics-related research groups at partner institutions, which offer doctoral programmes with EU grants.

CompetenciesGeneric competencies

Generic competencies are the skills that graduates acquire regardless of the specific course or field of study. The generic competencies established by the UPC are capacity for innovation and entrepreneurship, sustainability and social commitment, knowledge of a foreign language (preferably English), teamwork and proper use of information resources.

Specific competencies

On completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Understand and integrate advanced theoretical fundamentals of photonics, particularly in the fields of photonics engineering, nanophotonics and biophotonics.
  • Approach research ideas, developments and applications in an original manner.
  • Understand photonics as an interdisciplinary scientific and technological discipline that is connected to other disciplines such as physics, chemistry, biology, materials science and renewable energies.
  • Interpret the main phenomena associated with optics/photonics and apply the knowledge and problem-solving skills acquired to theoretical, experimental and technological aspects of photonics.
  • Apply the scientific method, integrate knowledge and be discriminating when they are reading photonics research and interpreting incomplete and sometimes apparently contradictory experimental, observational and theoretical data.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advance Spectroscopy
  • Advanced Electromagnetics for Communications Engineering
  • Advanced Mechanisms on Networks Security
  • Advanced Molecular Cell Biology
  • Advanced Quantum Optics with Applications
  • Basic Molecular Cell Biology
  • Basic Molecular Cell Biology
  • Beam Propagation and Fourier Optics
  • Building Optomechanical Systems
  • Business and Patents in Photonics
  • Electromagnetics and Numerical Calculation of Fields
  • Electronic Devices Modelling
  • Emc in Electronic Design
  • Evaluation of Packet Switched Networks
  • Experimental Optical Techniques in Biology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • All applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
  • Suitability of the student’s prior qualifications and learning in relation to the content of the master’s degree.
  • Academic record.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Motivation letter and two letters of recommendation.
  • Certificate of English language skills at a level above B2.

Tuition Fee

The Erasmus Mundus Masters fees are determined by the University that organizes the studies. These fees are the same for all the participant universities.

Living costs for Barcelona

  • 770 - 1360 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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