Study Programme

The masters’s programme “Lasers and Photonics” offers a broad spectrum of subjects in the fields of optics, optoelectronics, laser applications, laser metrology, ultrashort laser physics and many more. During your studies, you will attend courses that include topics on current research as well as commercial products and applications.

In addition to lectures, your curriculum may include laboratory projects in modern, well-equipped laser laboratories, participation in conferences or programming courses. Due to the large number of elective courses, you can actively work on sharpening your professional profile during the master's programme.

German courses that you take at the Language Centre of Ruhr-Universität Bochum can also be credited as modules towards your degree. This way you combine both subject knowledge and language skills in your master's degree.

The main research departments running the Master’s programme “Lasers and Photonics” are:

Photonics and Ultrafast Laser Science (PULS)

  • Prof. Dr. Clara Saraceno
    Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

In our master's programme, we offer excellent study conditions to our students:

  • small classes
  • very well-equipped labs
  • intensive and personal consulting
  • student services
  • participation in research projects
  • best international contacts with industry and academia

The master’s programme „Lasers and Photonics“ is accredited by „AQAS - Agentur für Qualitätssicherung durch Akkreditierung von Studiengängen e.V.“.

Ruhr University Bochum

Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB) is one of the leading universities in Germany with globally recognised faculties in the fields of engineering and natural sciences. It is a desire and a task of very high relevance for us to pass on our knowledge and skills to you. Find more information on why to choose RUB for your master’s studies here and here.

Postal address

Ruhr University Bochum
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Universitätsstraße 150
Postbox ID 16
D-44801 Bochum

Contact us

M. Sc. Navina Kleemann
Student Advisor Lasers and Photonics

Phone: (+49)(0)234 / 32 – 29334
Email: LasersPhotonics(at)

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