Last edit: 04/10/2011
Approved: 04/10/2011

The program is organized by a consortium of 5 European universities in 3 countries where KTH is one partner in the consortium. The program is for two years divided into four semesters. The students spend the first semester inBelgium, the second semester at KTH, and the third semester inGreat Britain. The MSc thesis project is conducted during the fourth semester in any of the three countries. After completing the two years, the students are awarded a joint degree from the universities they attended. The name of the program used by the consortium is European MSc in Photonics, EMSP. The conditions for the education and the requirements for a degree will be determined in a consortium agreement between the rectors of the universities in the consortium.

Knowledge and understanding

For a master’s degree in Photonics the student shall:

  • show knowledge and understanding in the area of Photonics, comprising a wide knowledge of the area as well as more profound knowledge of some parts of the area, and insight into current research and development work, and
  • show advanced knowledge in Photonics methods                              

Skills and abilities

For a master’s degree in Photonics the student shall:       

  • show ability to critically and systematically integrate knowledge and to analyze, evaluate and handle complex occurrences, issues and situations even with limited information
  • show ability to critically, independently and creatively identify and formulate issues, to plan and with adequate methods perform qualified tasks within given time limits and thereby contribute to the evolution of knowledge as well as asses the work
  • show ability, in domestic and international venues, to orally and in writing present and discuss conclusions and the knowledge and the arguments on which these are based, in dialogue with different groups, and
  • show such skills which are required for participation in research and development work or in other independent work of a qualified nature.

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

For a master’s degree in Photonics the student shall:

  • show ability to make assessments taking into account relevant scientific, societal and ethic aspects as well as show awareness of ethical aspects of research and development work
  • show insight into the possibilities and limitations of science, its role in society and the responsibility of humans for its use,
  • show ability to identify her/his need for additional knowledge and take responsibility for the development of his/her own knowledge.