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This Masters in Quantum Technology will provide training in the emerging area of quantum technologies, giving students advanced training in the relevant physics and engineering, while acquiring key skills in micro/nanofabrication. This MSc is underpinned by Glasgow leadership in the UK's Quantum Technology programme. The subjects taught in this programme are the relevant science behind many of the global challenges - in energy, environment, materials, and security - identified as major themes for interdisciplinary research in the 21st century. The programme is ideal if you are keen to pursue a professional career or research in Quantum Technologies.

September start
MSc: 12 months full-time**


Glasgow leads one of the four UK quantum technology hubs (QuantIC).

Excellence in micro/nano-fabrication via the James Watt Nanofabrication Centre.

The School has an Athena Swan Silver Award, demonstrating the School's support for women in scientific studies and careers, and to improve the working environment for all.

This programme equips students with an interdisciplinary perspective of the physics and engineering skills needed in the field of quantum technologies.

You will have the opportunity to engage with companies at the forefront of Quantum Technology activities within the UK and worldwide. Some MSc projects may also be available that are co-supervised with industry. The Glasgow led Quantum Technology hub (QuantIC) has engagement with over 50 companies in the UK/worldwide.

This MSc will be underpinned by the one of the four quantum technology hubs within the UK (QuantIC). The University also hosts the James Watt Nanofabrication Centre, the UKs premier academic cleanroom for device micro/nanofabrication.


Modes of delivery of the MSc in Quantum Technology include lectures, tutorials, seminars, laboratory practical classes, small group supervisions and private study. In the final part of the programme, you will undertake a research project which will be supervised by a member of staff who works within the area of quantum technologies. This extended project will give an opportunity to be embedded into a research group, working at the cutting edge of their particular field.
Each course is assessed separately; assessment methods include written examinations, verbal and written reports of practical/project work, multiple choice questions, oral and poster presentations of project work.

**Core courses**
- Fundamentals of Sensing and Measurement (20 credits, semester 1)

- Experimental Techniques in Quantum Optics (10 credits, semester 1)

- Introduction to Research in Nanoscience & Nanotechnology (20 credits, semester 1)

- Advanced Data Analysis (10 credits, semester 2)

- Micro and Nano Technology (20 credits, semester 2)

- MSc project (taken in either Physics or Engineering, 60 credits, summer)

**Programme alteration or discontinuation**
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.

You will be well equipped for a variety of careers either in an academic or industrial setting. You will also be well qualified to pursue a doctoral degree. The Glasgow led Quantum Technology Hub has strong links with national labs/industry, and these present an excellent opportunity for future career opportunities.

Entry requirements

MSc: A 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in Physical Sciences, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Computing Science or a cognate subject. Applications are also welcome from candidates with:

(i) a 2:2 in these subject areas
(ii) additional industrial experience

For cases (i)-(ii), applicants should refer to the PGT programme convenor.

Sponsorship information


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 12 Months

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