University of Barcelona

Quantum Science and Technology

Course curriculum

The standard master program consists of 60 ECTS distributed in the following way:

  • 21 ECTS in mandatory subjects: 18 for Quantum Core subjects +3 Innovation
  • 15 ECTS in semestral elective subjects
  • 24 ECTS in a Final Master Project that must be carried out in the second half of the master


List of Subjects:


Quantum Core (Mandatory)

  • Advanced Quantum Mechanics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Quantum Information Theory


Innovation (Mandatory)

  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Internships


Each Elective module is composed of 3ECTS elective subjects which can be taken independently


Quantum Theory  (Elective Module)

  • Advanced Quantum Information
  • Quantum Communications and Cryptography
  • Quantum Statistical Inference
  • Quantum Field Theory


Quantum Software (Elective Module)

  • Machine Learning Quantum and Classical
  • Tensor Networks
  • Quantum Computation
  • Quantum Monte Carlo Methods
  • Solid State Simulation Techniques


Quantum Hardware (Elective Module)

  • Quantum Materials
  • Quantum Technology with Superconducting Circuits
  • Quantum Sensing
  • Electronics for the QTECH lab


Quantum Optics (Elective Module, in partnership with Master in Photonics)

  • Quantum Optics, Jordi Mompart
  • From Cooling and Trapping of Neutral Atoms to BECs
  • Atom-Light Interaction
  • Advanced Quantum Optics with Applications
  • Quantum Simulators with Ultracold Atoms