|Degree:||Master of Science (MSc)|
|Application deadline:||30 Jun 2023 147 days|
|University website:||Quantum Science and Technology|
The MSc in Quantum Science and Technology offers advanced training in quantum science with a specific orientation towards the quantum tech industry. It is designed to draw on the research excellence in quantum information science and material science that is currently conducted in the School of Physics.
This is one of the first programmes of its kind internationally and is unique in its combination of quantum information science and material science.
The aim of the programme is to give students an opportunity to learn the state -of-the-art developments in quantum information theory and quantum software development as well as gaining knowledge of the physics of modern quantum hardware. It will have input from key industry collaborators so that students can be informed of the latest trends in the rapidly growing area and understand how the programme is designed to meet these challenges and opportunities. In addition, a tailored internship or project will be offered in industry or academia. Each of the modules will draw on the pre-existing strengths of the quantum research excellence in the School of Physics.
Graduates of this programme will not only be attractive to the expanding quantum tech industry but also will have built a strong knowledge base for pursing PhD research in quantum physics.
This programme is suitable for graduates who have achieved an upper second class honours degree or the international equivalent in either physics, maths, computer science or engineering. Applicants whose first language is not English or has not completed their undergraduate degree through the medium of English are welcome but may be required to demonstrate a competent level of English through an assessment or interview with the Course Director prior to a final decision on admission. A minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0, approximately equivalent to an overall grade of 70-75%, is required for entry.
Graduates of the MSc in Quantum Science and Technology programme are eligible to work in the following roles within the quantum industry:
Graduates are also welcome to pursue further studies in quantum science and technology, either within the School of Physics, or with one of the many quantum research groups around the globe.
Upon completion of this MSc, graduates will have a wide range of highly transferable skills which are valued by employers across many sectors of industry. These include communication skills, scientific skills, analytical skills, IT, organisational skills and critical thinking. Transferable skills gained during M.Sc. opens up perspectives to other industries which are not directly related to the degree leaving students with a wide choice of potential career opportunities.
Under the Third Level Graduate Scheme the Irish Government allows both EU and non-EU/EEA students obtaining a MSc in Energy Science 24 months to seek employment in Ireland.