MSc Optoelectronic and Quantum Technologies
Quantum technologies are set to revolutionise society in many ways: from creating new types of computers to solve very difficult problems, very quickly, to making uncrackable communications systems and sensors that operate beyond conventional limits. The University of Bristol has been pioneering in this worldwide effort for more than 15 years with an approach that uses light and optoelectronic technologies to implement the required devices, circuits and systems.
On this programme you will gain a deep understanding of the design, fabrication and use of the next generation of integrated circuits, sub-systems and systems that combine optics, electronics and quantum engineering for applications in communications, computing, sensing and healthcare.
You will share units with the Quantum Engineering Centre for Doctoral Training and will be taught within the world-leading Quantum Engineering Technology Labs (QETLabs) and graduate with highly desirable and emerging skills in optoelectronic and quantum information technologies.
This programme comprises core units, followed by a substantial research project, starting during the second term and completed during the summer. Your project may be based at the University or with industrial partners.
Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc in Optoelectronic and Quantum Technologies.
On completion of the taught phase, you will undertake a research project working with academics within QETLabs and the Smart Internet Lab on real-world research problems using our state-of-the-art facilities, including our nanofabrication cleanroom and optical laboratories.
An upper second-class honours degree or international equivalent in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Microelectronic Engineering, Communications Engineering, Computer Systems Engineering, Information and Communications Technologies, Telecommunications, Information Engineering, Computer Networks, Computer Science and Technologies, Optical Information Science and Technologies, Optoelectronic Information Science and Technologies, Optical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics. Economics and numerate degrees may also be considered.
We will consider applicants whose grades are slightly lower than the programme's entry requirements, if they have the following:
- minimum of 1 year’s evidence of significant, relevant work experience in engineering or related industry.
- a relevant postgraduate qualification.
If this is the case, applicants should include their CV (curriculum vitae / résumé) when they apply, showing details of their relevant work experience and/or qualifications.
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.Go to admissions statement
Fees and funding
- UK: full-time
- £17,700 per year
- UK: part-time (two years)
- £8,850 per year
- Overseas: full-time
- £34,200 per year
Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to an 8% increase in fees each year.
More about tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
This innovative MSc aims to train a new generation of engineers to work in a range of companies developing quantum technologies, from corporate giants such as Google, Microsoft, Intel and IBM to startups originating in Bristol such as KETS Quantum Security, PsiQ, QLM and FluoretiQ.
You will also gain excellent preparation to further your studies with a PhD in quantum technologies and successful graduates will have the opportunity to apply to the Quantum Engineering Centre for Doctoral Training.