Postgraduate studies

Schematic of polarization encoding and decoding setup

At Heriot-Watt our postgraduate courses reflect our expertise in optics, photonics, quantum physics, nano-technology and bio-photonics.

Our research degrees include traditional PhD and industry-focused engineering doctorates (EngD). 

In the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences PhD research is organised by research institute, and the majority of physics PhDs are based in the Institute of Photonics and Quantum Sciences or the Institute of Institute of Biological Chemistry, Biophysics and Bioengineering.  

We are also part of multi-University doctoral training centres that offer PhD studentships.  Please see Doctoral Training Centre in Condensed Matter for details.

Our industry aligned Engineering Doctorate is organised through the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Applied Photonics.

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