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Photonics Technologies

Tampere University

Study photonics technologies – for a more sustainable future!

With photonics, the science and technology of light, you have the power to improve our daily lives sustainably in various areas where light is produced, used, or modified, in communications, health care, energy production, manufacturing, safety and security as well as consumer products. Our two-year Master’s Programme in Photonics Technologies will give you an excellent basis for a future career in a growing industry.


Master's degree (University)

Degree earned

Master of Science (Technology)

Planned duration

2 years

Extent of studies

120 ECTS




Hervanta Campus

Form of learning

Full-time studies

Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA citizens

12000 €/academic year

Link to scholarship programme

Top-notch theoretical knowledge and collaboration with the industry

This Master’s programme provides you with in-depth knowledge of photonics ranging from fundamental light-matter interactions, laser physics and nonlinear dynamics to the design of optical systems, semiconductor technologies, advanced nanofabrication methods and measurement techniques.

You will implement theory into practice through experiments and hands-on laboratory assignments, as well as in close collaboration with the industry.

Depending on your interests, you can specialise either in Photonics Materials or Ultrafast Photonics and Lasers

You can also choose electives from among the wide array of courses offered by the multidisciplinary Tampere University.

Bright future outlook

Studying photonics will give you the skills needed for a career as a high-tech expert in a growing industry. Your future role could be for example a project engineer, a technology specialist, or a developer. You could be working in health care, energy production, communications, manufacturing, or safety, just to mention a few options. You might also opt for doctoral studies and pursue an academic career.

Benefit from international networks and high-quality research

Our extensive international networks offer lots of opportunities to gain international experience and help you stand out in the job market.

You may complete a double degree in Photonics with Bordeaux University. Students at Tampere University can apply for the double degree option during the first year of the master’s studies.

In addition, Tampere University is a partner in the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master's Degree Europhotonics. There is a separate application process for the programme.

Our education is based on long-standing research in photonics. Tampere University coordinates the prestigious Finnish Academy Flagship for Photonics Research and Innovation, PREIN. It is a hub for high-quality research with proven societal impact.

Come study photonics technologies with us and become a creator of a more sustainable future!

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Erasmus Mundus Programme EUROPHOTONICS

Read more about the Joint Master's Degree EUROPHOTONICS

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For more information

Please read through the information provided. For further questions regarding the application process, contact our Admissions office at or for questions regarding the content of the programme, please contact