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.

PhD opportunities in Quantum Technology at The University of Glasgow

Are you interested in joining us for a PhD in Quantum Imaging, Sensing or Computing at the University of Glasgow? We are delighted to be able to offer 7 fully funded PhD opportunities through Glasgow University’s Centre for Quantum Technology, as part of the UK Governments drive to support this critical research.

 Apply now - fill out our Expression of interest form

The UK Government, over the course of the next 10 years, has pledged to invest £2.5 billion in Quantum Technologies. In order to harness the promise which quantum imaging, sensing, and computing can bring to society, developing and supporting the careers of the next generation of quantum scientists is imperative.

Graduate quantum PhDs are highly sought after by both academia and industry. We encourage PhD opportunities to be aligned strongly to an industry need, equipping graduates with the skillsets to enable them to flourish in their future career.


The Glasgow Centre for Quantum Technology is the home to various large-scale quantum initiatives within the National Quantum Technology Programme (NQTP), including Research Hubs in Imaging, Sensing and Computing, Centres for Doctoral Training and world-class facilities such as the James Watt Nanofabrication Centre (JWNC).

 Glasgow, northern Europe’s second largest metropolitan region, is the Gateway to Scotland. Meaning “a dear, green place”, Glaschu the Gaelic for Glasgow, has the largest proportion of green space to enjoy of any UK city.

Application details

Please complete our Expression of Interest form by 1st June 2024.

Applicants should possess a 2:1 undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline. Both students meeting ‘home’ status and international positions are available. Early applications are strongly encouraged.

If you have a specific supervisor or project in mind, please do include this information in your application else do specify your specific quantum area of interest.

We are committed to fostering and promoting an inclusive, supportive, and flexible working environment in all our activities. We particularly welcome applications from candidates from groups which have been historically under-represented in STEM subjects/research.

To learn more: please see our Centre for Quantum Technologies webpage and get in touch with Prof Miles Padgett for informal discussion.

Funding Notes

Funding is available for UK students to cover tuition fees as well as a stipend at UKRI levels for 3.5 years (estimated to be £19,162 per annum in session 2024/25 and rising in line with Research Council levels in subsequent session).

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

PhD student Aurora Maccarone strives to improve underwater imaging.