Physics with Quantum Dynamics
  • Postgraduate taught
  • MSc

Physics with Quantum Dynamics

Deepen your knowledge of quantum dynamics to prepare for a research career.

Deepen your knowledge of quantum dynamics to prepare for a research career

Receive expert training in research skills and methodology

Complete a three-month, full-time project with a College academic research group

Course key facts

  • Qualification

    • MSc

  • Duration

    1 year

  • Start date

    September 2024

  • Study mode


  • Fees

    • £15,350 Home

    • £35,600 Overseas

  • Delivered by

  • Location

    • South Kensington

Minimum entry standard

  • First class Honours in physics, electrical or electronic engineering or a relevant scientific discipline, with strong mathematical content and a strong background in undergraduate quantum mechanics

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Course overview

Deepen your knowledge of physics for a research career on this full-time Master's course.

A stream of the MSc in Physics, this course is open to both physicists and BSc graduates from mathematics, chemistry or engineering disciplines. It covers three core sections: quantum optics, quantum information and quantum systems.

A major focus of your learning will be a three-month, full-time project on quantum dynamics. This is usually carried out with one of our academic research groups.

This course will provide you with an understanding of selected areas of physics at the frontiers of knowledge. Your learning will move beyond the undergraduate level, and enhance your understanding of advanced mathematical methods.

You'll receive training in research skills and methodology and develop a physics-related project through a full scientific report and oral and poster presentation.

This course will equip you with the research and communication skills for doctoral research in atomic physics, quantum photonics, quantum information, or in general quantum physics.


This page is updated regularly to reflect the latest version of the curriculum. However, this information is subject to change.

Find out more about potential course changes.

Please note: it may not always be possible to take specific combinations of modules due to timetabling conflicts. For confirmation, please check with the relevant department.

You’ll take all of these core modules. Please note, starred modules may be substituted with an alternative optional module if the content has already been covered at undergraduate level.

Core modules

You’ll also choose optional modules to the value of at least 6 ECTS credits. Selected examples are outlined here.

Optional modules

Teaching and assessment

Teaching and learning methods

  • Blackboard virtual learning environment
    Virtual learning environment
  • Person at lectern giving speech
  • Recorded lectures available online
    Lecture recordings
  • Practical work
  • Problem classes
  • Four students sitting in a tutorial
  • Individual research project
    Self-study project

Balance of assessment


  • Taught modules
  • Practical modules

  • 52% Taught modules
  • 48% Practical modules

Assessment methods

  • Dissertation
  • A person completing a written exam
  • Oral presentation
  • Poster project
  • Practical
  • Oral assessment
  • Papers from a written report
    Written report

Entry requirements

We consider all applicants on an individual basis, welcoming students from all over the world.

How to apply

Apply online

You can submit one application form per year of entry. You can choose up to two courses.

Application deadlines – Round 5 closes on Friday 5 July 2024

Tuition fees

Home fee

2024 entry


Overseas fee

2024 entry


How will studying at Imperial help my career?

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Have the knowledge and skills necessary for doctoral research in atomic physics, quantum photonics, quantum information, and general quantum physics.

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Physics graduates at Imperial are highly sought after in a variety of employment sectors.

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Employment opportunities exist in a wide range of fields, including electronics, astrophysics, and space technology.

Terms and conditions

There are some important pieces of information you should be aware of when applying to Imperial. These include key information about your tuition fees, funding, visas, accommodation and more.

Read our terms and conditions

You can find further information about your course, including degree classifications, regulations, progression and awards in the programme specification for your course.

Programme specifications