Taught course

Controlled Quantum Dynamics

Imperial College London · Department of Physics

Entry requirements

Our minimum requirement is at least a first class UK Honours degree in physics. Other scientific disciplines, including engineering, chemistry and mathematics, may also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

This course provides a thorough grounding in this exciting field, and is aimed at students with interests in experiment, theory, or both. It draws upon the research strengths at the College in a wide range of topics within the general envelope of controlled quantum dynamics.

Recent theoretical and experimental advances mean that we are now able to exert an extraordinary degree of control over individual quantum systems and to prepare and manipulate groups of interacting quantum systems deterministically.

Bringing these techniques to bear upon both fundamental physics and a new swathe of technologies dependent on strange quantum phenomena defines the emerging field of controlled quantum dynamics.

The Department of Physics is leading an interdisciplinary Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) on Controlled Quantum Dynamics offering a four-year PhD, the first year of which leads to an MRes. Self-funded students may take the MRes by itself as a 12-month full-time course.

A feature of the course is its focus on both theory and experiment, equipping you to enter either avenue of research.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Administrator
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