Study with QuantIC

If you are a physicist with an interest in technology, an engineer with an entrepreneurial flare, or a theorist with an interest in applied problems, join the UK Quantum Technology Hub for Quantum Enhanced Imaging (QuantIC) and help us shape the future of imaging technology.

This postgraduate training programme is aligned with the £1 billion UK National Quantum Technologies Programme (NQTP), and is a collaborative effort led by the University of Glasgow in partnership with the Universities of Bristol, Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt, Exeter, Southampton, Strathclyde and Imperial College London, along with more than 40 industry partners.

A PhD with QuantIC offers a unique opportunity for students to undertake research in a multi-disciplinary environment between science, engineering and industry.

Designed to ensure students are equipped with the technical knowledge and transferrable skills needed for their future careers, the programme will provide an opportunity to engage with companies and academics at the forefront of Quantum Technology activities within the UK and worldwide.

PhDs open for application

QuantIC are pleased to accept student applications at any point throughout the year.  The next round of PhD student placements will start in October 2022.

To apply, please submit your CV with a cover letter indicating why you are interested in completing a PhD on quantum imaging or sensing. Applications should be sent to

Entry Requirements

Places will be awarded on a competitive basis. Applicants must have a 1st class or 2.1 degree at MPhys or MEng level (or equivalent) from a computing, mathematical, physical sciences or engineering programme. Exceptional candidates with BSc or BEng qualifications will also be considered.

PhD student Kyle Nutt works with MSquared Lasers to image methane gas.

PhD student Aurora Maccarone strives to improve underwater imaging.