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

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Program overview
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
September 2022

September 2023

September 2024

About this program

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.

Admission requirements

  • An official Spanish university qualification or an official university qualification issued by a university in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) that qualifies the holder for admission to a master's degree.
  • A qualification issued by a university in a country that is not in the EHEA. If the qualification has not been homologated, the UPC will verify that the course of study corresponds to a level of education equivalent to an official Spanish university degree and that the qualification obtained would provide admission to a master’s degree in the country in which it was awarded. This access route in no way implies the homologation of the qualification or its recognition for any purpose other than admission to the master's degree. The master's degree will, however, be fully and legally valid.

In addition to these general access requirements, which apply to all master's degree courses, specific admission requirements may be set for each programme.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

First year

  • Active and Spectral Imaging
  • Advance Spectroscopy
  • Advanced Electromagnetics 1 - Numeration Approach
  • Advanced Electromagnetics for Communications Engineering
  • Advanced Mechanisms on Networks Security
  • Advanced Molecular Cell Biology
  • Advanced Quantum Optics with Applications

Second year

  • Active and Adaptive Optics
  • Advanced Experimental Optical Techniques in Biology
  • Advanced Image Processing
  • Advanced Image Processing in Matlab
  • Advanced Optical Instrumentation
  • Advanced Photonic Technologies
  • Applied Non-Linear Optics and Optoelectronics
  • Colour Technology
  • Computing in Photonics
  • Digital Holography
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Electromagnetic Waves

Third year

  • Master's Thesis
  • Patents in Photonics

For more information, please visit the university website.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Registration + Tuition fees(per semester):

  • EU students: 1.383€ per semester
  • Non-EU students: 2.075€ persemester


120 ECTS credits.

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.

Career paths

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.

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Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech is a public institution of Higher Education and Research, specialised in the areas of Architecture, Engineering, Science and Technology. The UPC offers 66 bachelor’s degrees, 81 master’s programs (34 of them fully in...

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Why study at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya is a prestigious and well-known institution of Higher Education, nationally and internationally.

In order to develop its international policy, the UPC is member to 16 networks of universities of excellence, each of which has different objectives. These networks dedicate their efforts to work jointly with prestigious institutions to obtain results, provide visibility and lead our interests and strategies to position us at the highest level.

UPC has 2.717 students in international mobility programs, 1.541 exchange agreements with 708 HEIs and 50 DD agreements with 32 universities. Every year, more than 6,000 bachelor’s and master’s students and more than 500 doctoral students graduate. The UPC has a high graduate employment rate: 93% of its graduates are in work and 76% find a job in under three months.

The UPC has different top facilities and labs where to develop research projects, which have helped UPC become a benchmark university in Europe in innovation and technology transfer. In collaboration with other public and private institutions, UPC has created research centers with its own legal entity, internationally recognized, such as the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), the International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), the Institute of Spatial Studies of Catalunya (IEEC) or the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC).

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Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Campus Nord, Calle Jordi Girona, 1-3
08034 Barcelona Catalonia

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