• Glasgow leads one of the four UK quantum technology hubs (QuantIC).
  • Excellence in micro/nano-fabrication via the James Watt Nanofabrication Centre.
  • 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.
  • This programme equips students with an interdisciplinary perspective of the physics and engineering skills needed in the field of quantum technologies.
  • 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 UKs premier academic cleanroom for device micro/nanofabrication.

Study Details:

MSc: 12 months full-time

Student Destinations

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.


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Entry Requirements

A 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in Physical Sciences, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Computing Science or a cognate subject.

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