Taught course

Quantum Technology

University of Glasgow · College of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

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.

Months of entry


Course content

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.

  • This programme equips students with an interdisciplinary perspective of the physics and engineering skills needed in the field of quantum technologies.
  • 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 UK's premier academic cleanroom for device micro/nanofabrication.
  • The university is a globally recognised centre of excellence for quantum science and technology. Its researchers and facilities lie at the heart of the UK National Quantum Technology Programme (NQTP), which has seen a £1b investment since its inception in 2014. Our university leads QuantIC, the UK Quantum Technology Hub in Imaging and it is contributing to all four Quantum Technology Hubs in the UK programme, covering quantum computing; simulation, communication, sensing and imaging.
  • Quantum technologies such as photonics and nanotechnology are key strengths in Scotland, which is home to high-performing research-intensive universities and a highly innovative, international and entrepreneurial technology cluster.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Information for international students

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • 6.5 with no subtests under 6.0.
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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