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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    UCL (University College London)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

UCL offers one of the world's most comprehensive MSc programmes in Light and Lighting. The bespoke content provides a holistic approach to lighting and is widely accepted across industry. By joining Europe's long-standing specialist graduate lighting programme you will learn how to design lighting as an integrated component of architecture, considering the human response and exciting advances in science and technology. Given the progression in the lighting industry from gas lamps to LEDs, lighting has become an increasingly specialist subject area. Specialist knowledge is now required to understand the implications and opportunities of fast advancements in technology. This programme provides this knowledge, you'll learn about lamp and luminaire technologies, the impact of light on architectural form and the human reaction to light. This knowledge is essential to give graduates both the vision to design beautiful lit environments and the skills necessary to ensure that they are successfully engineered.

Careers

We have a rich network of Alumni who sucessfully entered and made a career in the lighting industry, whether it be for global engineering consultancies, lighting design practices, architecture offices or luminaire manufacturers. The majority of graduates have either continued to work, or have gained employment in the lighting profession. A number of students have used the MSc as a foundation for MPhil/PhD research.

Employability

The programme has enabled students to demonstrate their learning at national and international level competitions. A number of students have gone on to win international awards in the field of lighting, including the Light Play prize at the Total Lighting Show, the RHS Silver Gilt Medal, and Lighting Designer of the Year. Several Light and Lighting graduates have received the Society of Light and Lighting Young Lighters of the Year award. Graduates have also delivered conference presentations at LuxLive, Museum lighting conferences and PLDC (Professional Lighting Design Convention) Madrid and Copenhagen.

Accreditation

The Light and Lighting MSc has been accredited by the United Kingdom's Chartered Institute of Building Service Engineers (CIBSE) as meeting the further learning requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. CIBSE have registered the degree with the Engineering Council.

Application deadline

30/07/2021

Tuition fees

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£ 28,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

UCL (University College London)

  • University League Table

    10th

  • Campus address

    UCL (University College London), Gower Street, London, Camden, WC1E 6BT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    2nd out of 36

  • Entry standards

    / Max 157
    152 92%

    2nd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    21st

    5

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