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Looking for a challenge? Broaden your horizon by adding an extra programme to your Master’s!

As a student at the University of Twente (UT), you have many opportunities to expand your knowledge outside your own Master’s as well. Are you up for a challenge? Gain additional meaningful and multidisciplinary skills and knowledge to be able to respond to societal challenges and questions even more effectively. Complementing your Master’s with an additional programme might be the perfect way to do so.

Combine two master’s

Next to our double degree programme, you have the opportunity to extend your Master’s in Chemical Science & Engineering (CSE) with another master’s at UT, for example with the Master’s in Nanotechnology, Sustainable Energy Technology, Applied Physics, Mechanical Engineering, or Industrial Engineering & Management.

Such a combined programme usually consists of a combination of compulsory courses of both master’s, a set of elective courses, an extended Master’s assignment and a combined internship. Overall, combining two master’s will result in a programme of three years (180 EC) that meets the requirements of both master’s. Needless to say, you need to be eligible for both programmes in order to combine two master’s. Make sure to check the admission requirements of both master’s. You might need to follow a pre-master’s for one of the programmes first, before being admitted.

A two master’s programme is always tailor-made. If you’re interested in combining this Master’s with another master’s, please contact the Study Information Centre for your options.

Teaching degree

Thinking of becoming a teacher in secondary education? This Master’s offers the option of obtaining a first-level teaching degree in chemistry by adding the Dutch-taught Master’s in Science, Education & Communication to your Master’s in CSE.

Master Honours programme

Excellent students can take part in one of our Master Honours Programmes: an extracurricular, broadening programme of 15 EC. Such a programme gives you, alongside your Master’s, the opportunity to enrich your knowledge, skills, and experiences outside your own discipline. Upon successful completion of the programme, you receive a certificate and an Honours Pin.


The Master Honours is an extracurricular programme and not an individual study programme. You follow this alongside your Master’s, so please note that it increases your workload on top of your regular study load. The Honours Programme comprises 15 EC, which means you spend an extra ten to fourteen hours a week studying.  

We advise you to start with your Master's first, before applying for a Master Honours Programme. A couple of months of studying will help you to decide whether a Master Honour Programme will be feasible for you. You can discuss this option with your study adviser.

Master-Insert ‘Shaping Responsible Futures’ 

Do you envision what the future should look like and are you socially engaged? The University of Twente offers you the opportunity to incorporate the Transdisciplinary Master-Insert within your Master's. This is a full-time study programme of six months which means you put your regular Master's on hold for half a year.

Study duration and costs

Keep in mind that enhancing your Master's with the Master-Insert has consequences for the duration and finances of your studies. 

During the programme, you will work together with students from various disciplines on complex societal challenges. Several disciplines that are taught at UT will pass by, such as biomedical engineering, psychology, mechanical engineering, applied physics, or philosophy. You will encounter various themes, such as societal leadership, creative intelligence and change-making.

The Master-Insert is open to all enrolled master’s students at UT. However, admission is based on your motivation. On successfully completing the programme, you will receive a certificate in Shaping Responsible Futures.  

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