2019 start

Quantum Photonics and Nanomaterials

Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Science

Our masters courses focus on some of the most exciting areas of modern physics. These one-year degrees reflect Sheffield’s outstanding expertise in these fast-moving subjects. They are designed to give you the research skills and scientific expertise to make new discoveries in fields where there are many mysteries left to be solved.
Postgraduate in computer lab: Quantum Photonics

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.

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Core modules

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

Optional modules

Choose from a range including:

  • Biological Physics
  • Magnetic Resonance: Principles and Applications
  • Physics in an Enterprise Culture
  • Further Quantum Mechanics
  • Advanced Quantum Mechanics
  • The Physics of Soft Condensed Matter
  • Statistical Physics


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.


1 year full-time

Entry requirements

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

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students


You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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+44 114 222 3789

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.