Basic information

TypeMaster's degree
Faculty or schoolFaculty of Physics
Branch of knowledgePhysics and astronomy, Interdisciplinary
Mode of deliveryPresencial
Length of course1 academic year
Approximate price per credit27.67 euros per credit (82 euros for students who are not EU nationals and do not currently reside in Spain). Fees for the academic year 2021-2022
Course detailsIndicators
Open pre-enrolmentYes
Open enrolmentNo
Lead to doctoral studiesYes
Admission for applicants not holding a degree qualificationNo
Main universityUniversitat Barcelona
  • Universitat Barcelona
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Bridging coursesYes

Objectives and competences


The main objectives of the master's degree are to provide a solid education in theoretical physics and quantum information theory and to offer a variety of elective subjects to form a forward-looking study plan focused on the development of quantum science and technology. The course seeks to complement theoretical knowledge with essential experimental methods and tools to strengthen experimentally oriented careers. In addition, the master's degree will contribute decisively to building a solid academic environment that allows students to pursue successful research careers. Finally, it seeks to take advantage of the robust environment of research groups and companies with a strong interest in Quantum Science and Technologies in the Barcelona area.


Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

The master's degree in Quantum Science and Technologies is aimed at graduates in physics, physical engineering or equivalent degrees who want to specialize in quantum science and technologies.

Access requirements and conditions

In accordance with Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/29 October 2007, students must hold one of the following qualifications to access university master's degree courses:
  • An official Spanish degree.
  • A degree issued by a higher education institution within the European Higher Education Area framework that authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue.
  • A qualification from outside the framework of the European Higher Education Area. In this case, the qualification should be recognized as equivalent to an official Spanish degree. If it is not recognized, the University of Barcelona shall verify that it corresponds to a level of education that is equivalent to official Spanish degrees and that it authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue. Admission shall not, in any case, imply that prior qualifications have been recognized as equivalent to a Spanish master's degree and does not confer recognition for any purposes other than that of admission to the master's degree course.



1 February - 23 June 2023.


  • Pre-enrolment fee: A pre-enrolment fee of 30,21 euros is charged. Students who apply to more than one master's degree must pay the fee for each pre-enrolment request. Pre-enrolment requests cannot be processed until this fee has been paid.Fees will only be refunded if the master's degree in question is suspended.
  • Reserved places: A maximum of 5% of the new places of the master's degree are reserved for students who meet the general and specific access requirements and accredit the recognition of a degree of disability equal to or greater than 33%.

Required documentation

Selection criteria



As a general rule, at the UB you will be required to enrol online via the Món UB portal. Remember that you can lose your place if you do not enrol on the day you have been assigned

Course curriculum

Subjects and course plans

Distribution of credits

Compulsory 21
Optional 15
Compulsory placements
Compulsory final project 24

List of subjects

Subject Type Language Credits
Specialization: Quantum Science and Technology
Advanced Quantum Information Theory Optional 1st semester 3
Advanced Quantum Mechanics Compulsory 1st semester 6
Advanced Quantum Optics with Applications Optional 1st semester 3
Condensed Matter Physics Compulsory 1st semester 6
Electronics for Quantum Technology Laboratory Optional 1st semester 3
Final Project Compulsory 2nd semester 24
From Cooling and Trapping of Neutral Atoms to Bose-Einstein Condensates Optional 1st semester 3
Hot Topics and Transferrable Skills Compulsory 2nd semester 3
Machine Learning for Classical and Quantum Systems Optional 1st semester 3
Monte Carlo Methods Optional 1st semester 3
Placement / Research Project Optional 1st semester
2nd semester
Quantum Communications and Cryptography Optional 1st semester 3
Quantum Computing Optional 1st semester 3
Quantum Detection Optional 1st semester 3
Quantum Field Theory Optional 1st semester 3
Quantum Information Theory Compulsory 1st semester 6
Quantum Light-Matter Interfaces: Modern Systems and Applications Optional 2nd semester 3
Quantum Materials Optional 1st semester 3
Quantum Optics Optional 1st semester 3
Quantum Simulators with Ultracold Quantum Gases Optional 1st semester 3
Quantum Statistical Inference Optional 1st semester 3
Quantum Technologies with Superconducting Devices Optional 1st semester 3
Solid State Simulation Techniques Optional 1st semester 3
Tensor Networks Optional 1st semester 3

Previous years


Placements in a company or another type of organization are an integral part of university studies, providing first-hand experience of working methodologies in students' chosen professional fields. They offer invaluable practical experience for the transition into work after graduation.

Placements are supervised by tutors and subject to assessment. They are therefore included in the academic record.  There is also an option to complete non-curricular placements of up to 500 hours, which can be extended to 900 hours. For both curricular and non-curricular placements, an educational cooperation agreement is signed between the UB and the company, institution or other organization at which the placement will be carried out.

Institutional information

Career opportunities

What can you work on ?

The master's degree in Quantum Science and Technologies is aimed at graduates in physics, physical engineering or equivalent degrees who want to specialize in Quantum Science and Technologies. The course provides advanced knowledge to develop theoretical and experimental cutting-edge research in the fields of quantum sensing and communication, quantum computing and simulation, in line with the European Quantum Flagship. The teaching programme will include the presentation of key concepts, formal aspects, practical tools and techniques and engagement with industry. Students will gain the knowledge they need to engage in ongoing research on these topics. Various universities, research centres and high-tech companies actively participate in teaching the master's degree, which will facilitate the future integration of students in academic and industrial sectors.
Students enrolled on the master's degree will have the opportunity to have first hand contact with local and international companies working on quantum technologies through a range of activities, including internships, thematic seminars, and an annual career symposium.

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