UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Quantum Techonologies

The course will take students to the cutting-edge of research in the emerging area of quantum technologies, giving them not only an advanced training in the relevant physics but also the chance to acquire key skills in the engineering and information sciences.

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in physics, engineering, mathematics, computer science or a related subject. Some evidence of interest and aptitude for quantum mechanics will be a distinct advantage.

Course modules

Advanced quantum theory; atom and photon physics; quantum communication and computation; research case studies for quantum technologies; transferrable skills in research case studies for quantum technologies; advanced photonic devices; introduction to cryptography; nanoelectronic devices; nanoscale processing for advanced devices; optical transmission and networks; order and excitations in condensed matter; physics and optics of nano-structures; research computing with c++; research software engineering with python.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures and seminars, with self-study on two modules devoted to the critical assessment of current research topics and the corresponding research skills. Assessment is through a combination of problem sheets, written examinations, case study reports and presentations, as well as the MSc project dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MSc Variable - 2 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

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020 7679 0056