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Five reasons to study quantum technology at Sussex

Ready to harness the power of quantum technology?

Whether you’re looking to further your career in quantum research, commercialise new technologies, establish and lead a quantum technology division, or facilitate innovation in a government or policy role, our online Quantum Technology Applications and Management MSc will give you the skills and insights needed to reach your goals.

Read on for five reasons why it could be the right course for you.


1. We’re the first UK institution to offer an online Masters in quantum technology

At the University of Sussex, we’re proud to break new ground in the UK with the launch of our online Masters course in quantum technology.

By offering a part-time, distance learning degree, we can facilitate academic and professional advancement in this field for people around the world who might not otherwise have the chance to study it.

Delivered via our state-of-the-art virtual learning environment, you’ll have 24/7 access to the course content, reading materials, recorded lectures and group discussion boards, allowing you to study when and where it suits you.

As long as you have an internet connection, you can study our pioneering course around your busy schedule, without the need to pause your career or abandon other commitments.


2. You’ll learn about quantum theories and their real-world application

Throughout the course, you will advance your understanding of the scientific theories that underpin quantum physics, allowing you to speak confidently about many key concepts, from atom-light interactions and optical propagation to atomic and photonic systems.

Additionally, we focus on the potential impact of quantum in the business world and beyond, shining a light on emerging quantum technology applications across sectors – from its use in smart materials to clinical diagnostics – as well as the economic, security and public policy implications that come with these advancements.

By blending science and business teachings as part of our Masters, graduates will walk away with the sought-after knowledge from both areas that professionals need to thrive in the second quantum revolution.


3. You’ll gain practical skills employers need

With the global quantum technology market projected to reach $42.4 billion by 2027, the race is on for employers to find professionals with the necessary technical skills to take advantage of this growing economy.

To ensure you’re primed to secure a role in this field, our Masters offers the opportunity to develop skills in the likes of Python programming language, microcontroller deployment, and 3D Computer-Aided Design – all areas that will give you a competitive edge over typical quantum physics students in the job market.

In addition to skills-building exercises throughout the course, it concludes with a research project – the focus of which can align with your specific area of interest.

Supervised by a member of faculty or postdoctoral research student, you’ll develop professional relationships with students, academics and industries that will serve you long after the MSc has ended. You’ll also acquire invaluable skills and knowledge of methodologies to address pressing challenges in the sector.

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4. You’ll learn from academics actively shaping the future of quantum tech

The course is taught by a distinguished team of academics from across Sussex’s School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, ranked joint 7th in the UK for the quality of its Physics research environment (Times Higher Education rankings of REF 2021 results).

You’ll also benefit from teachings from the University of Sussex Business School. The school is EQUIS and AMBA accredited and ranked in the top 15 in the UK for Business and Economics (Times Higher Education World University Ranking, 2023) with more than 85% of its Business and Management Studies research rated as either ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (Research Excellence Framework, 2021).

This means you’ll have access to cutting-edge thinking on the current challenges and accelerations in quantum and business, and you can feel confident you’re graduating with a degree attuned to contemporary trends and insights.


5. You’ll grow your network of quantum experts and innovators

One of the major benefits of doing a postgraduate degree in quantum technology is the opportunity it offers to connect with like-minded professionals excited about the growing quantum economy.

Better still, the online format of the Masters course means that students join us from around the world, bringing unique regional perspectives and updates about quantum innovations that you can learn from.

We also welcome professionals from a variety of backgrounds to the course – not just those with an undergraduate degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) subject. Business owners, policy advisors, and technology leaders are just some of the other professionals you could meet through your Masters degree.

This further diversifies the community of students worldwide that join the Quantum Technology Masters and allows for richer discussions by drawing on different cultures, contexts and experiences.


Discover the power of quantum technology and transform your career

Visit the Quantum Technology Applications and Management MSc (online) course page for a full breakdown on modules, entry requirements, fees and potential career outcomes.


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