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2024-2025 edition
The Official Interuniversity Master’s Degree in Quantum Technologies will start on October 2024 (syllabus). This Master's program enables students to do a PhD in Spain. Admission is open from March 11th to May 30th 2024.

Link to practical information about admission, course schedules and faculty (es/en). Link to admissions app.

Online information session (held on May 8th, 2024) 

The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) together with the Menéndez Pelayo International University (UIMP), Universidad de La Laguna, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Universidad de Murcia, Universidad de Valencia, Universidad de Zaragoza  and the collaboration from several other universities have created the Official Master's degree in Quantum Technologies (60ECTS). 

The master is directed and coordinated by María José Calderón (ICMM-CSIC), Diego Frustaglia (Univ. Sevilla) and David Zueco (INMA, CSIC-UNIZAR). It is financially supported by the CSIC Platform on Quantum Technologies, the Spanish Network on Quantum Technologies and the Quantum Spain project.

Contact: qt.master@csic.es

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Scientific & professional interest

Quantum technologies are those that are built with devices of quantum nature, taking advantage of phenomena such as superposition and entanglement to obtain an advantage in sensing, metrology, communication, encryption, simulation and computation. The field of quantum technologies is a priority research area in Europe, USA, China, Canada, Australia and Japan, among others. In Europe, this area is articulated around the Quantum Technologies Flagship, initiated by the European Commission in 2019, and now replaced by Horizon Europe Cluster 4 in collaboration with similar initiatives in Digital Europe, ESA, EIC and other research and innovation departments. In Spain, quantum technologies are also included in the Spanish Strategy for Science, Technology and Innovation 2021-2027, as well as in different strategic actions under recovery funds and ERDF funds of the Autonomous Communities.

This official recognition takes place because quantum technologies have leapt from the academic world to the business environment, with a growing economic impact. This impact is materialized through an exponentially growing number of startups, which add to or complement the initiatives organized by consolidated companies, such as Airbus, Telefónica, Vodafone, and Thales Athenea among others.

This master's degree responds to these needs by training professionals for both academia and industry.

  • Study mode: full-time
  • Attendance: online synchronous. Lectures will be recorded and available throughout the course.
  • Language: English
  • Start date 2024-2025 edition: October 2024 (see full academic calendar).
  • Fees: 29€/ECTS

General info

Academic programme

Compulsory subjects (36 ECTS)

  • *"Fundamentals of quantum technologies" (3 ECTS)  
  • “Advanced Quantum Mechanics” (6 ECTS)

  • “Theory of quantum information” (6 ECTS)

  • Workshop on quantum technologies (3 ECTS). The master students participate in the organization. Open to other young scientists. Link to this year's edition QTYR24.

  • Master Thesis project dissertation (18 ECTS)

*This subject will be taught first in order to standardize the knowledge of students from different backgrounds.

Elective subjects (24 ECTS out of these)

  • "Quantum Computing" (6 ECTS)
  • “Implementation of quantum technologies” (3 ECTS)
  • “Quantum cryptography and communication” (6 ECTS)
  • “Open quantum systems and quantum thermodynamics” (6 ECTS)
  • “Machine learning and quantum computers” (3 ECTS)
  • “Superconducting quantum circuits” (3 ECTS)
  • “Quantum nanophotonics” (3 ECTS)
  • “Quantum technologies with photons and atoms” (3 ECTS)
  • "Quantum control" (3 ECTS)
  • “Semiconductor and hybrid qubits” (3 ECTS)
  • “Quantum sensors” (6 ECTS)
  • “Micro/nano fabrication for quantum technologies” (3 ECTS)
  • “Quantum technologies laboratory” (6 ECTS)

Syllabus

Entry requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in scientific or technical studies. 
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation Letter
  • Good academic record. 
  • Good comprehension of written and oral English (level B2 minimum)

Acceptance criteria

  • Academic record, 3.5 points. The highest score will be assigned to the candidate with the highest average grade in the academic record, and the score will be lowered as the average grade decreases.
  • Adequacy of previous knowledge to the master's degree (degree and subjects related to the study), 3 points. The highest value will be assigned to the candidate with the highest affinity to the study and profile of admission.
  • Previous research experience (TFG, stays and collaborations with research groups, or similar), 2 points.
  • Motivation, interest and letters of recommendation, 1 point. Letters of recommendation can be sent to qt.master@csic.es.
  • English Language Proficiency - B2 Level, 0.5 points.

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Contact

Instituto de Física Fundamental
C/ Serrano 113b, 28006 Madrid, Spain
Tlf: +34 9156 68 00 (ext 442461)
qtep@csic.es

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