Master Physique
Parcours Quantum technologies - European program

Langue d'enseignementAnglais
Volume global d'heures800
Credits120 crédits
Durée2 ans


The "Quantum Technologies - European Program" (QTEP) trains highly qualified quantum physicists and technologists in one of the most dynamic high-tech fields for the industries of the future.

Quantum technologies represent a multidisciplinary field with an inherently strong emphasis on research combined with enormous potential for applications. First generation quantum technologies, such as the transistor, lasers, and atomic clocks have already transformed society through key technologies such as the microprocessor, the internet and GPS. The second quantum revolution promises a new generation of quantum technology which actively exploit quantum effects such as superposition and entanglement to realize new physical effects, enhance the function of materials and nanodevices, and to revolutionize how we process information and learn about our world.

The training program sits at the interface of physics and engineering, with elements of mathematics and computer science. It combines lectures, tutorials and advanced practicals spanning complementary fields such as quantum science, physics of devices, atomic, molecular and optical science, quantum information theory, quantum computing and applications. The Master QTEP graduates thus acquire a broad corpus skills aligned with the European competence framework for quantum technologies and the needs of the growing quantum industry while taking advantage of Unistra's strengths in multidisciplinary research and innovation..

European Master Certification in Quantum Technologies : The QTEP master is strongly integrated in French national and European strategic agendas, to help build the French and European quantum society and industry. Students will have the opportunity to participate to the European DIGIQ project which provides access to a European professional network, complementary courses and digital teaching modules, and international master intersnhip in top-notch research laboratories in academia and industry across Europe.

Merit-based grant : the Master's program is an initiative of the Quantum Science and Nanomaterials (QMat) graduate school, which can provide financial support based on academic academic criteria.

Programme des enseignements

Semester 1 (M1S1)

  • Quantum mechanics and Statistical mechanics
  • Computer programming and Current research in physics
  • Experimental physics
  • Project
  • Elective course (2 to choose among) :
    • Mécanique des milieux continus
    • Astrophysical objects and their observations
    • Group theory
    • Ionizing radiation and detection methods
    • General relativity
    • Photonics for quantum science and technology
    • Physics and the direction of times & Advanced statistical mechanics
    • Variational principles and analytical mechanics
    • Advanced topics in Quantum mechanics
    • Soft condensed matter


Semester 2 (M1S2)

  • Nuclear physics and Elementary particles and Solid state physics
  • Computer programming and numerical simulations
  • Laboratory internship Elective course (1 to choose among) :
    • Particles and astroparticles
    • Stellar physics
    • Atomic and molecular physics
    • Introduction to physics of living systems
    • Critical phenomena and out-of-equilibrium statistical mechanics
    • Electronics for quantum science and technology
    • Relativistic quantum mechanics
    • Numerical methods in physics
  • Project


Semester 3 (M2S1)

  • Quantum physics of devices & sensors
  • Quantum technology and applications
  • Advanced Laboratory
  • Practicals Elective course (4 to choose among) :
    • Hybrid quantum devices
    • Quantum systems of atoms and light
    • Quantum information
    • Computer science for quantum technologists
    • Spins Technologies
    • Many Body Physics and Quantum Simulation
    • Open/Engineered quantum systems
    • Advanced Topics in Quantum Technology # 1: choose 1 DIGIQ Course
    • Advanced Topics in Quantum Technology # 2: choose 1 DIGIQ Course


Semester 4 (M2S2)

  • Stage (Laboratory Internship)

Compétences à acquérir

List of competences :

  • Acquire scientific skills in quantum physics and technologies, in computing and quantum information.
  • Acquire transversal skills in project management and direction: act and communicate in large international collaborations.
  • Participate in a research project in quantum sciences and technologies: physical description of experimental results, design of quantum technologies, manipulation of quantum information, data collection and analysis, modeling and interpretation of results.


Internship modality :
A prerequisite for thesis work or R&D laboratory position is an introduction to research at a private or public research facility. In S4, students can evaluate their degree of autonomy and demonstrate their capacity to integrate into a research team by participating in an internship that lasts at least 16 weeks. They can also synthesize problems and the results of their work. The subject can be selected from submissions made by the Strasbourg laboratories (CESQ, ISIS, IPCMS, IPHC, etc.) or by French and foreign organizations and laboratories (such as the CNRS or CEA laboratories in France, or the DIGIQ network in Europe).


Career opportunities :

Positions : The aim of the Master is to train physicists who can hold senior positions in public research institutions (Researcher, Researcher-Teacher or Research Engineer), R & D engineers or other management positions in the field of industry (see next paragraph), and teachers in secondary or higher education.

RNCP fields include: Researcher, Quantum technologist, Quantum physicist, Management and Engineering of studies-research-development in industry, Management and engineering methods and industrialization, Researcher, Higher education teacher, Process engineer, expert/advisor in Information and Communication Technologies.

Sectors : Public Research; Education; Electronics industry; Semiconductor and Microelectronics industry; Computers, internet and telecommunications; Bank & Insurance.


Recruitment procedures :

Online application

  • MonMaster (M1) or (M2) from France and most European countries ;
  • for foreign students ;
  • Second year admission (M2) :
    A selection committee examines the applications for the 2nd year inscription after a complete file has been submitted. Applications can be submitted by :
    • Students who passed their first year (M1) exams at the University of Strasbourg
    • Students who successfully passed the M1 programmes of a French university or engineering school
    • Foreign students who can justify a successful training equivalent to an M1 level, which covers the majority of the subjects.