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Erasmus Mundus Master's degree in Photonics Engineering, Nanophotonics and Biophotonics

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech

Erasmus Mundus master's degree in Photonics Engineering, Nanophotonics and Biophotonics (Europhotonics)

The Erasmus Mundus master's degree in Photonics Engineering, Nanophotonics and Biophotonics, coordinated by the Université Paul Cézanne Aix-Marseille III and with the UPC as a participant, 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, quantum optics, optical engineering, biomedical microscopy and photonics, spectroscopy and renewable energy.

Students can go on work placements and apply for Erasmus Mundus grants.

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General details

Duration and start date
Two academic years, 120 ECTS credits. Starting September
Timetable and delivery
Afternoons. Face-to-face
Language of instruction

Escola Tècnica Superior d’Enginyeria de Telecomunicació de Barcelona (ETSETB)

Official degree
Recorded in the Ministry of Education's degree register


General requirements
Academic requirements for admission to master's degrees
Pre-enrolment closed (consult the new pre-enrolment periods in the academic calendar).
How to pre-enrol

Professional opportunities

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.


Generic 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.


First course

Second course

Fourth course

  • CompulsoryECTS
  • OptionalECTS
  • ProjectECTS

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