Accelerate your career with our MSc and PhD educations in photonics. Gain the skill you need to guarantee you competitiveness in this highly sophisticated area of physics.

The Master's Degree Programme in Photonics is a two-year programme taught in English at the Institute of Photonics, University of Eastern Finland. Master's degree in Photonics offers outstanding skills needed in international careers in optics, photonics and related fields. The programme covers all important aspects from theory to practical work in laboratories with world-class facilities. The MSc degree from the programme qualifies the graduates for PhD studies in University of Eastern Finland, elsewhere in Finland or universities worldwide.

Students in the Master's degree programme in Photonics at UEF may apply to a Double Master's Degree Program in «Advanced Materials and Technologies of Photonics» for the second study year. This double degree programme is organized together with UEF and ITMO University in St. Petersburg, Russia. After completing all the requirements for graduation at each institution, the student will be granted official Master's Degree Diplomas/Certificates by both universities. For more information, please contact programme coordinator Noora Heikkilä (email: noora.heikkila(at)

The doctoral education (PhD) in Photonics is included in the Doctoral Programme in Science, Technology and Computing (SCITECO), offered by the University of Eastern Finland’s Doctoral School. This is a full-time programme which takes 4 years and is intended to provide graduates with in-depth knowledge, understanding and expertise in their chosen field of research. In the program, the medium of instruction is English.

For more information about our courses, including how to apply, please see the individual course pages.