University of Sussex
Frontiers of Quantum Technology
A 1st- or 2nd-Class undergraduate Honours degree in a physics- or mathematics-based degree. Degrees in other subjects will be considered on an individual basis.
Over the year, your time is split equally between taught modules and a research project. The research project can be either experimental or theoretical. It can take the form of a placement in industry, but usually projects are supervised by our faculty in the Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics research group. The choice of research project is decided, in consultation with you, soon after you arrive in the autumn term. In many cases, the projects form the basis of research papers that are later published in scientific journals. Autumn term: Atom-light interactions; quantum optics and quantum information. You also work on your research project. Spring term: Electrons, cold atoms and quantum circuits; experimental quantum technologies and foundations. in addition, you choose two options from advanced condensed state physics; computational chemistry; data analysis techniques; fibre-optic communications; further quantum mechanics; lasers; Monte-Carlo simulations; object-oriented programming; programming in C++; quantum field theory I; RF circuit design. You also work on your research project. Summer term: Examinations and research project. Part time: In Year 1, you take the autumn- and spring term core modules listed in the full-time course structure, above. After any examinations, you can begin work on your research project. In Year 2, you continue working on your research project and also take two options from the list above.
Assessment is made up of 50 per cent on a research project and 50 per cent on lecture modules. The research project culminates in your dissertation (with a contribution from a research talk); there are also 6 lecture modules, typically assessed by a mixture of problem sets with either an open-notes test or an unseen examination. A distinction can be awarded on the basis of excellence in both the research project and the lecture modules.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||October 2016||GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (England)||12 months|
|MSc||Full-time||October 2016||GBP 17,850 per Year 1 (International)||12 months|
|MSc||Full-time||October 2016||GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland)||12 months|
|MSc||Full-time||October 2016||GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (Scotland)||12 months|
|MSc||Full-time||October 2016||GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (Wales)||12 months|
|MSc||Part-time||October 2016||-||24 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Sussex House||Brighton||BN1 9RH||South East|