Increase your chances on the job market, follow a master's after obtaining your HBO degree.
Start working or continuing your studies after your HBO education, that's the question. You can immediately set out on the labour market with your HBO degree, but you can also choose to continue your studies and thereby increasing your chances on the labour market. A university master's allows you to specialise in a specific field, which alongside your broad and practical HBO education means you can get the best from both worlds. There is also the option of venturing into research, should you so desire.
The University of Twente offers a range of masters in various fields ranging from behavioural sciences and management and governance to natural sciences and engineering. With related programmes, there is often the possibility to access the master's of choice through a corresponding pre-master's. The pre-master's is intended to teach you the knowledge and skills required to start a university master's.
From university of applied sciences (HBO) to the university master's programme
If you have been admitted to a master's on the condition that the corresponding pre-master's is completed, then you can choose two ways of resolving your deficiency courses. You can enrol in the pre-master's after your HBO bachelor's or you can already take up the pre-master's during your HBO programme, within the context of your minor.
Below you can find a schematic overview of study programmes per study route.
1) Pre-master's programme after obtaining the university of applied sciences (HBO) degree
You can gain access to the master's programme with an HBO degree if you took a related bachelor's programme and meet the admission requirements. After successfully completing the corresponding pre-master's programme, you can begin a one-year or two-year master's programme.
2) Switching during HBO by means of the transfer minor
If you are pursuing a related bachelor's programme and meet the admission requirements, then you can use your minor during your HBO bachelor's programme to complete (part of) the pre-master's programme and transfer to a one-year or two-year master's programme at an increased pace.