Master Programme

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The European MSc. in Photonics is an English taught interuniversity programme of two years (120 ECTS) which leads to a joint degree from Ghent University and Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

This multidisciplinary master offers a challenging engineering programme with skills development like laser engineering, optical communication, optical materials, microphotonics and optical sensors.  Next to the fundamental science of photonics, students receive in-depth training in engineering of light-based phenomena and systems from a dedicated team of professors with an impressive track record in photonics and optics research.

This programme prepares students for a professional career in innovative industries and research domains such as biotechnology, health care, green energy, ICT and Industry 4.0.


• Core and advanced photonics courses

• Specialized courses in electronics, physics, optics and engineering

• Strong focus on hands-on training in photonics skills

• Master thesis project in highly equipped research labs

• International experience and mobility

You can download a brief overview of our programme European MSc. in Photonics

For full details on courses, have a look at the education pages on UGent and VUB


All components are optimally combined to ensure fundamental knowledge is applied in student projects and the master thesis, integrating the required transferrable – 21st century – skills: