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Photonics and Metamaterials

Key information

Subject area:

Stackable Microcredentials

Course type:

Assessed Module

Credit level:


Credit value:



11 weeks

Available course dates:

From: 13 January 2025 To: 28 March 2025
Application deadline: 02 December 2024

Course overview

This module provides a comprehensive overview of theoretical and practical aspects of major modern photonic technologies with special emphasis on novel trends and applications of nanophotonics. 

What does this course cover?

You will be exposed to modern concepts in photonics, understand main physics principles behind modern photonic technologies, such as optical communications, nanophotonics, plasmonics, metamaterials, biosensing and bio-imaging and their applications in everyday life. 

What will I achieve?

By the end of the module, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate comprehension of the concepts of photonics
  • Apply these concepts to a range of physical situations, solving simplified model problems
  • Show the linking of the basic and advanced concepts within the subject area
  • Demonstrate skills in problem formulation and solving (both numerical and symbolic), written and verbal communication and group work.

Who is this for?

​​T​he standard entry requirements comprise:

  • A 2:2 honours degree or international equivalent in Physics: Electromagnetism and optics
  • A CV and personal statement outlining your reasons for study
  • English language band D (for example, IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill).

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed via coursework and examination, as follows:

  • Coursework 1 = 15%
  • Coursework 2 = 20%
  • Examination = 65%.


What is the teaching schedule?

This is an on-campus module. Lectures will be held on a single day of the week, each week, during term time. You will be expected to be on-campus for these. Exact dates and times will be confirmed upon enrolment.

Further information

This module is offered as part of our flexible master’s awards in Professional Development. The awards are one of the most flexible currently offered in the UK, providing the opportunity to study a range of modules from across King’s, both on-campus and online. Whether you are looking for a promotion or to retrain, you have come to the right place.

Designed for mature professionals juggling life and work commitments, our postgraduate awards will enable you to study at your own pace. In challenging financial times, you are also able to fund your studies module-by-module. We will support you to select the right module diet that meets your objectives while ensuring that you are well prepared for success. We will also help you to build your professional network of peers from across our suite of CPD modules.

We can’t wait for you to continue your lifelong learning journey here at King’s.

Course status:

Opening soon

Full fee £1039

International students £2937

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