Partner Country: RUSSIA

University partner: Oulu

Place of study: Russia
The result of the program: Master of Science in Photonics and Optoinformatics (ITMO University)
Duration: 2 Years, 120 credits
Master of Science in Photonics and Optoinformatics (ITMO University)
Language: English
Deadline for submission of documents: 01 July 2017
Entry requirements: Bachelor's degree in Physics, Engineering or relevant field with excellent/good grades. CV & motivation letter. Upper-intermediate level of English. For admission to the partner university IELTS or TOEFL may be required.
Cost: 199 000 RUR for Russian citizens 219 000 RUR for foreign citizens (per year).

Metamaterials Degree Master’s Program:

  • Focuses on the study of metamaterials, the new materials that will revolutionize telecommunication, radiotechnology, and power industry. The physics of metamaterials combines optics and nanophotonics, radiophysics and solid-state physics. The program is led by the Center of Nanophotonics and Metamaterials of the ITMO University, one of the leading research centers in the field.

  • Covers all fundamentals of electrodynamics, quantum mechanics, and solid-state physics. Wide range of special courses taught by research center staff includes up-to-date courses in nanophotonics, quantum optics, numerical methods, radiophysics and others.

  • Involves intensive laboratory studies using facilities of the center: optical instrumentation, radiofrequency measurements, and nanotechnology fabrication methods. 

  • Places students in active research teams, accelerating hands-on knowledge and professional growth.

  • Offers a personalized track depending on students’ specialization.

  • Opens doors to best PhD programs in universities all over the world in the field of physics and engineering. The Center of Nanophotonics and Metamaterials has industrial partners both in Russia and worldwide (i.e. Bosch and Samsung).

1st Semester: 

Classical electrodynamics 5 credits
Business ethics 3 credits
Mathematical methods 5 credits
Research project 9 credits
Advanced quantum mechanics 5 credits
Philosophy  9 credits

2nd Semester:

Computational methods and computer modeling in physics 3 credits
Rigorous methods of electrodynamics 2 credits
Metamaterials  4 credits
Quantum optics (OR) Optics of nanostructures 6 credits
Advanced electrodynamics 4 credits
Research project 10 credits
Numerical methods of electrodynamics 2 credits

3rd Semester:

Femtosecond optics and femtotechnologies 5 credits
Scientific English 5 credits
Nanophotonics  5 credits
Research project 5 credits
Radiophysics (OR) Nanoplasmonics and physics of intense light 5 credits
Technology and experimental methods of nanophotonics 5 credits

4th Semester:

Internship in research laboratory (diploma work) 28 credits
Diploma seminar 2 credits



Anna Shiker , secretary of the program

E-mail:  anuta_shiker@mail.ru 

Michael Petrov, researcher, coordinator of the program

E-mail: edu@metalab.ifmo.ru