12 months
25980 GBP/year
11520 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Quantum Technology programme of the University of Glasgow 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.


Why this programme

  • 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.
  • The Quantum Technology programme of the University of Glasgow equips students with an interdisciplinary perspective of the physics and engineering skills needed in the field of quantum technologies.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Career prospects

You will be well equipped for a variety of careers either in an academic or industrial setting. You will also be well qualified to pursue a doctoral degree e.g. in the School of Physics & Astronomy or the James Watt School of Engineering. The Glasgow-led Quantum Technology Hub has strong links with national labs/industry, and these present an excellent opportunity for future career opportunities, including:

  • Leonardo (Defence & Security)
  • Thales (Defence & Security)
  • BAE Systems (Defence & Security)
  • Lockheed Martin (Defence & Security)
  • DSTL (Defence & Security)
  • National Physical Laboratory (National Standards laboratory)
  • Bridgeporth (Environmental monitoring)
  • Clydespace (space technology)
  • Schlumberger (seismic monitoring)
  • M-squared (sources and detectors)
  • Coherent (sources and detectors)
  • Photon Force (sources and detectors)
  • ST Micro (nanofabrication)
  • Kelvin Nanotechnology (nanofabrication)

Our graduating students working within this area have an excellent track record of further academic study (postdoctoral research posts or academic positions) and employment within industry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sensing And Measurement
  • Experimental Techniques in Quantum Optics
  • Research in Nanoscience And Nanotechnology
  • Advanced Data Analysis
  • Micro & Nano Technology
  • Relativistic Quantum Fields

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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Other requirements

General 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 a 2:2 in these subject areas or additional industrial experience
  • A copy (or copies) of your official degree certificate(s) (if you have already completed your degree)
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained
  • Official English translations of the certificate(s) and transcript(s)
  • One reference letter on headed paper
  • Evidence of your English language ability (if your first language is not English)
  • A copy of the photo page of your passport (Non-EU students only)

Tuition Fee

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    11520 GBP/year
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Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /month
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