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Why follow a pre-master's?

Are you still craving more knowledge after your Bachelor’s degree? And do you want to increase your job opportunities? Get a Master’s degree!

In order to be admitted to a master’s, you may first have to complete a pre-master’s. This applies to graduates who have completed a degree at a university of applied sciences and those who have a university-level Bachelor’s degree in a field unrelated to the Master’s they want to enrol in

A pre-master’s is a transfer programme that prepares students with a bachelor’s degree from a university of applied sciences or research university for a Master’s programme. This applies to students who are not directly admissible.

There is no such thing as a general pre-master’s. Each master’s has its own pre-master’s programme which allows prospective students to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills. For most pre-master’s, this entails mathematical and methodology courses. For students with a bachelor’s degree from a university of applied sciences, it is important to acquire academic skills. Once you have completed the pre-master’s – when you have obtained all the credits you need – you are ready to start your master’s.

Reasons to continue with a (pre-)master's 

After obtaining your bachelor’s degree, you have a choice to make: will you start looking for a job right away or will you keep studying? Obtaining a university-level master’s degree can be an attractive option.

Gain deeper and broader knowledge

In a master’s, you acquire specialist knowledge in a certain field, deepening your understanding and expertise. You engage in your own research under the supervision of leading academics, refining your academic and analytical thinking skills. A master’s does not just offer more depth – it also allows you to broaden your knowledge and skill set (if you did your bachelor’s in a different field, for example). 

Future prospects

With a master’s, you improve your prospects on the job market, and your starting salary will most likely be higher. And if you want to stay in academia, you can also continue your career as a researcher!

Curious about your options?

If you are considering taking a master’s at the University of Twente (UT), there are several routes you can take, depending on your individual situation. What kind of programme are you currently enrolled in?

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