The photonics industry requires high qualifications and a supply of PhD graduates. The photonics specialty meets that need by building on the research units Foton, Institut de Physique de Rennes (IPR), the optical department of Telecom Bretagne, and the Labsticc and LSOL laboratories (Brest). The Master’s degree trains scientists to an advanced level in photonics technology, a key enabling technology. They can enter the workforce at public or private research organisations in the fields of telecommunications, nanotechnology, and the life and environmental sciences. Graduates can pursue their studies further by doing a PhD.

They can then work in the academic field as researchers or lecturer-researchers.

This training is also particularly suitable for industrial environments (SME or large industrial groups), i.e., becoming an engineer or manager (Research & Development, instrumentation, etc.).