MSc Applied Quantum Computing
University of Surrey
Guildford, United Kingdom
GBP 24,000 / per year *
01 Jul 2024
Earliest start date
* for Overseas students; for UK students £11,300
Why Choose This Course
Quantum computing has the potential to revolutionize many industries and scientific disciplines. With the UK government pledging to invest £2.5bn in quantum computing over the next 10 years, there will be a demand for people who understand the potential of quantum computing, the problems it can solve, and how to solve them.
Our Applied Quantum Computing MSc is designed to train these professionals. The first such course in the UK dedicated to the subject, this is a truly interdisciplinary program that welcomes not just physicists and computer scientists but graduates from a range of other disciplines such as engineering and economics.
Taught within the School of Mathematics and Physics, the course draws on Surrey&rsquo's groundbreaking research at the forefront of quantum technologies and will be taught by academics who are leading this field. The University is part of the £6m Quantum Technologies for Fundamental Physics program
What You Will Study
Our MSc in Applied Quantum Computing is designed to enable you to explore the fundamental principles, theories, and applications of quantum computing. You will also learn how these will be applied to solve scientific and commercial challenges.
You will spend a significant portion of your time in computer laboratories using packages such as Qiskit, IBM&rsquo's open-source software development kit for quantum computers.
In addition to core modules, you will be able to choose from a selection of optional modules such as Advanced Topics in Computer Vision and Deep Learning, and AI and Law – enabling you to tailor your studies to suit your interests and career aspirations. A dissertation project will give you the opportunity to apply your new knowledge and skills to a relevant project which may be undertaken in collaboration with an industry partner.
Academic Year Structure
You&rsquo'll study four 15-credit modules per semester on this full-time course.
The dissertation topics you can choose from are usually allocated towards the end of the spring semester. You'll carry out your work for your dissertation during the summer period.
Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand, and/or class size caps.
The University operates a credit framework for all taught programs based on a 15-credit tariff. Modules can be either 15, 30, 45, 75, or 120 credits, and additionally for some masters dissertations, 90 credits.
The structure of our programs follows clear educational aims that are tailored to each program. These are all outlined in the program specifications which include further details such as the learning outcomes:
Please note: this course is subject to validation, therefore no modules have been confirmed at this moment in time. These modules will appear once the course has been validated.
Course timetables are normally available one month before the start of the semester.
New students will receive their personalized timetable in Welcome Week, and in subsequent semesters, two weeks prior to the start of the semester.
Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week (Monday – Friday). Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities. Part-time classes are normally scheduled on one or two days per week, details of which can be obtained from the Academic Hive.
Program Tuition Fee
We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University.
As a graduate of this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to work in quantum computing across a range of scientific and industrial sectors such as finance, healthcare and cryptography.
100 per cent of Surrey physics students have gone on to employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes 2023, HESA).
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