Quantum Information Science and Technologies at University of Bristol - UCAS

University of Bristol

Degree level: Postgraduate

Quantum Information Science and Technologies (Research)

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Course summary

The Quantum Information Science and Technologies (QIST) programme offers a unique postgraduate training and development experience for those wishing to pursue a career in the quantum information science and technologies sector. It supports both fundamental and applied research that will enable new forms of computation, sensing, and communications that address major societal challenges. Combining the expertise at the University of Bristol and the University of Sussex, the aim of the QIST CDT is to train the UK’s best quantum scientists and engineers, capable of working in all areas of the burgeoning QIST ecosystem. The QIST CDT boasts a bespoke training model, an evolution of the decade-long Quantum Engineering CDT, tailored to the training needs of QIST that disrupts the tradition of training PhD graduates for academic careers. At the core of the programme you will receive cutting-edge training in experimental and theoretical quantum information and quantum technologies, furthermore you will also receive specialised training in entrepreneurship, project management, collaborative working, academic practice, science policy, and communication skills. This holistic programme will hone your ability to work effectively in diverse teams, with peers from varied backgrounds in physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering and computer science. The first year of the programme is a balance of taught courses, seminars, workshops, and group and independent research projects, with both theoretical and practical aspects. This training offers a first-class foundation for developing and completing a PhD project with our wide range of academic and non-academic supervisors and partners. Furthermore, this cohort approach to learning creates an environment that is both stimulating and empowering. It also supports the creation, growth and development of personal and professional networks from the first day, broadening your technical understanding and enabling you to put your research into context. The QIST CDT training extends also beyond the first year, with cohort and cross-cohort activities, alongside multiple opportunities to explore several professional opportunities, from academic secondments, to industrial placements and internships with our partners working on science communication, outreach, science policy and entrepreneurship. Ultimately, the CDT offers the opportunity to undertake world-class postgraduate research, an unrivalled opportunity to learn and understand the foundations of quantum physics and then apply them to real-world situations to help shape the future of the quantum information science and technology sector.

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How to apply

International applicants

The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students and accepts a wide range of qualifications for postgraduate study. If you study or have studied at a university outside the UK, please select the relevant page for further information on qualifications, scholarships and education representatives in your country/region: bristol.ac.uk/international/countries

Entry requirements

An upper second-class degree (or international equivalent) in physics, electrical engineering, computer science, maths, chemistry or in other relevant physical sciences. See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website: https://www.bristol.ac.uk/international/countries/

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £4758 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4758 Year 1
Scotland £4758 Year 1
Wales £4758 Year 1
Channel Islands £4758 Year 1
EU £26000 Year 1
International £26000 Year 1

Additional fee information

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. For more information, please view the programme page on our website.
Quantum Information Science and Technologies at University of Bristol - UCAS