Quantum Computer Science consists of compulsory core courses, restricted-choice and free-choice courses and a research project. In your first year you take four compulsory core courses (27 ECTS) and choose 24 ECTS from the selection of restricted-choice courses. In the second year, you work on an individual quantum research project for 30ECTS and can opt for a project extension, internship or free-choice courses for an additional 24ECTS.
The curriculum of the Master’s Quantum Computer Science leaves ample space for you to explore what you find interesting in and around the fields of quantum computing and quantum information theory.
As part of the second-year quantum project, you may do an internship at a quantum computing company or related organisation. Quantum Delta NL (QDNL) can facilitate and coordinate a wide range of projects and endeavours with renowned scholars in the field of quantum computer science. An example is the Quantum Application Lab (QAL), situated at Amsterdam Science Park.
All students enrolled in the Quantum Computer Science Master's programme are requested to bring their own laptop. Read more about the specific system requirements for your system on the website.
We do not offer a pre-Master’s programme
The Master's programme Quantum Computer Science does not offer the possibility of distance education, since students need to attend lectures and practical sessions in order to complete the programme successfully.
We encourage you to take courses of your interest that complement the Quantum Computer Science programme. For instance, you can take a great number of excellent related courses from the UvA Masters’s in Physics and Astronomy, Mathematics, Logic, Computer Science, and Chemistry. You can also enroll in courses from the national MasterMath programme. A comprehensive list of recommended courses will be provided.
Information and conditions about electives can be found here. Please note that due to limited capacity of the courses students of the respective Master's programme have priority.