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Physics with Quantum Science and Technologies (MPhys)

Master of Physics
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4 years
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About this course

Combine physics with the emerging field of quantum science and technologies. The technologies you'll explore range from quantum computing and telecommunication to gravity sensors.

Quantum systems are usually in the nanoscale and created, interrogated and studied using light. Therefore, you'll cover quantum science and quantum optics, nanoscience, quantum information theory, and light and lasers.

You’ll be taught by academics who are making advances in this area. Our academics are specialists in quantum computing and information, quantum interactions of light and matter, Bose-Einstein condensation, lasers and photonics and nano science. 

You’ll study in our clean rooms for fabrication at the atomic level and use our rooftop observatory. We're also home to the Optoelectronics Research Centre, which is one of the world’s leading institutes for photonics research.

As part of this course you'll:

  • gain a thorough grounding in the theories of physics and astronomy 
  • study the concepts of quantum information, cryptography, photonics and nanoscience
  • develop problem-solving skills to test theories of physics
  • write an individual dissertation
  • carry out an extended research project

Flagship degrees

If you’re a high-performing student, you may also be invited to join one of our flagship programmes. These are 4-year, MPhys courses, where you can pursue a cutting-edge research project here or abroad, or with a local industrial partner:

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).


Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.