Quantum Technology, M.Sc. | Uppsala University | Uppsala, Sweden
24 months
27627 EUR/year
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The Master's Programme in Quantum Technology will prepare you to be a part of the new quantum revolution. You will develop expertise in quantum phenomena and how they are used in the most recent technologies based on optical, electronic and magnetic phenomena. Uppsala University offers you an international environment with leading experts, cutting edge research, and contacts with the industry.


Important parts of modern technology apply physics on a scale where quantum effects are central. This technology has had a huge influence on the development of society, including the use of transistors, lasers, and superconductors. The Master's Programme in Quantum Technology at Uppsala University will give you knowledge about the quantum mechanical laws that explain these quantum effects in light and matter, and an insight into the technological leaps now taking place. Leaps including developments in optoelectronics, photonics, information technology, nanotechnology, sustainable energy systems, medicine instrumentation.

This programme will also allow you to look ahead towards how one can control individual atoms, electrons, and photons, and their applications. This development is often called "the second quantum revolution". The understanding and control of these quantum phenomena are expected to make entirely new things possible in areas like quantum materials, quantum information and quantum computers. Interests from industry range from the implementation of completely secure encryption to exponentially improving performance in high-intensity calculations in telecommunications, logistics, or modelling of chemical processes for medicine development.


The opportunities for different choices through the programme give you access to a broad labour market in an area that requires in-depth technological and theoretical knowledge for the development of a company's products. You can work at businesses that develop information technology, means to improve on energy supply systems, or target other environmental challenges, both at established larger companies, research-intensive companies or start-ups.

In electronics, magnetism, and optoelectronics there is a constant development of semiconductor technology, measurement technology, photo and video technology, LED and OLED, and photovoltaics. Many new areas which process photons and electrons are located in the borderland between optics, solid state physics, and electronics. The programme will provide you with the set of skills needed to be a part of this development, with job opportunities all over the world.

In the field of quantum computer development, intensive efforts already exist at a number of large companies such as Microsoft, Google, INTEL, and IBM, as well as at various research centres in Europe.

You can choose to pursue PhD studies after the programme, either at Uppsala University or at other Swedish or foreign universities. Upon completion of a PhD degree, you may choose to continue on to research inside academia, but you will also be an attractive candidate for many positions in the labour market.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Semiconductor Electronics
  • Electromagnetic Field Theory
  • Classical Electrodynamics
  • Scientific Programming in Python with Applications in Physics,
  • Micro- and Nanotechnology
  • Solid State Physics
  • Statistical Mechanics
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Photonics and Quantum Optics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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120 ECTS


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.

Also required is:

  • 75 credits in physics and engineering, of which at least 50 credits in physics including 10 credits in quantum physics;
  • 40 credits in mathematics;
  • 10 credits in scientific computing and computer programming, of which at least 5 credits scientific computing;

Selection: Students are selected based on:

  • an overall appraisal of previous university studies; and
  • a statement of purpose (1 page).

Tuition Fee

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  • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72,500
  • Tuition fee, total: SEK 290,000

Living costs for Uppsala

7620 - 12066 SEK /month
Living costs

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