Research course

Quantum Engineering (EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training)

University of Bristol · Faculty of Science

Entry requirements

An upper second-class degree (or international equivalent) in physics, electrical engineering, computer science, maths, chemistry or in other relevant physical sciences.

Months of entry


Course content

Bristol's Quantum Engineering CDT offers a unique training and development experience for those wishing to pursue a career in the emerging quantum technologies industry. It supports the understanding of sound fundamental scientific principles and much more.

Our students are given the opportunity to put their burgeoning knowledge of science and engineering into practice from the outset. From the first year of study, they are placed in a state-of-the-art laboratory environment and asked to undertake both individual and group research projects.

This cohort approach to learning - through peer-to-peer teaching, group lab projects and research challenges - creates an environment that is both stimulating and empowering. It supports students in the development of leadership skills and in the creation of personal support networks, and offers a first-class foundation for developing and completing a PhD project.

The centre's core staff are world-leading scientists and engineers with a proven track record in passing that knowledge and expertise on to others.

This is supplemented by access to a broad technology base, as well as a network of both academic and industrial partners across the world with whom students actively collaborate by way of secondments and conference attendance.

This, together with training in a variety of complementary skills, such as entrepreneurship and project management, provides an unrivalled opportunity to learn and understand the foundations of quantum physics and then apply them to real-world situations.

Information for international students

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Enhanced EPSRC studentships covering fees and living costs are available to UK/EU students. Support for those who are pursuing their own funding opportunities is available.

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months

Course contact details

Lin Burden Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 117 3940 025