Career Prospects

There is a huge demand for young professionals and photonic experts in both industry and research facilities. Your knowledge and soft skills acquired in the master’s programme are highly valued in many high-tech companies that develop technical solutions and products in the fields of lasers and photonics.

Careers of LAP Graduates

To give you a concrete idea of what we are talking about, take a look at the profiles of former LAP students we present below. See what path former LAP students took after graduation and where they are currently working.

Ph.D. Student and Research Assistant

TU Dresden


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Optical Test Engineer



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Ph.D. Student

Institute of Applied Physics, University of Jena


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Possible areas for future jobs

A Master of Science (M.Sc.) in “Lasers and Photonics” can put you in a good position in many areas, such as

  • laser technology
  • bio-photonics
  • automotive
  • laser material processing
  • manufacturing
  • communication technology
  • optical measurement technology
  • optoelectronic devices.

Moreover, the potential of optical technologies is far from being exhausted. Lasers and photonics promise to be key technologies for future technological solutions in areas like energy and environment, production, mobility, information society or medical technology.

Interested in pursuing a Ph.D.?

The master's degree qualifies you for a Ph.D., thus, if you want to dig deeper into research, go for it! We encourage excellent students of our master’s programme to continue and deepen their research by joining one of our research groups for their Ph.D. studies.

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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