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Quantum Photonics and Nanomaterials MSc(Res)

Quantum Photonics and Nanomaterials MSc(Res)

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Quantum Mechanics Nanotechnology

Course type


Course Summary

This one-year masters course is designed to teach you the concepts behind the next generation of technology, and the lab skills that will help to make it a reality. It is taught by researchers who are working on the theoretical and experimental basis of quantum information technologies, using the quantum nature of light to enable quantum information processing. The course's particular focus is on developing novel semiconductor photonic nanostructures and 2D materials, such as graphene derived from bulk van der Waals materials, that could dramatically alter the optical and electronics industries.

The course is a great preparation for a PhD and for careers in industry that physics graduates excel in, such as computing, data science and technology.

Course description

This masters by research course brings together the University of Sheffield’s expertise in quantum photonics and nanomaterials. There is a particular focus on the study of novel fundamental phenomena in condensed matter systems as well as applications in quantum information processing, photovoltaics and optoelectronics.


One year individual programme of research. Taught material is complemented by a 12-month research project in one of our world-leading research groups.

Your training will cover optical experiments and fabrication of devices in our state-of-the-art laboratories as well as numerical methods and more.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Research Project in Physics - Core
Semiconductor - Core
Physics and Technology - Core
Research Skills in Physics - Core
Advanced Electromagnetism - Core
Optical Properties of Solids - Core
Solid State Physics - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

A first-class undergraduate degree in physics or a related subject.