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Photonics and Quantum Sciences

The Institute of Photonics and Quantum Sciences builds on more than 40 years of leading research in photonic physics, engineering photonics and quantum sciences.

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Why study Photonics and Quantum Sciences at Heriot-Watt?

The Institute of Photonics and Quantum Sciences offers a number of graduate-level taught courses, together with a range of diverse PhD / EngD research opportunities in over 30 research groups.

We maintain strong links with industry, and have formal strategic alliances with SELEX ES, Renishaw and AWE. We are also a centre of entrepreneurship and innovation in photonics, with three spin-out companies founded by IPAQS academics in the last five years alone.

Activities including the student-led OSA Chapter, postgraduate lab tours and regular research seminars make IPAQS a vibrant and dynamic community for researchers of all career stages.

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