Career perspectives

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As a graduate of the Master’s in Educational Science & Technology, you have acquired three specific sets of competencies you will not find in other similar programmes. You can become a researcher, an educational designer or a consultant - or merge all three into your own personal career path. You can also start up your own business as a consultant, for example. Or you can opt to further develop yourself by continuing with a PhD-programme.

Type of degree

When you have graduated with this Master’s, you will receive a Master’s degree in Educational Science & Technology. Also, you can title yourself Master of Science (MSc).

UT alumni with a Master’s degree in Educational Science & Technology work in various positions and organisations. For example:
  • E-learning specialist at Tio University of Applied Sciences
  • Learning & Development Advisor at Topicus
  • Coordinator & People Development Specialist at Nedap
  • Study coach at Saxion University of Applied Sciences
  • HR Manager at OPRA Turbines

Job opportunities

With the skills and knowledge you will acquire in the Master’s in Educational Science & Technology, many doors will open to you, whether it’s in the field of Human Resource Development or the field of Education. After graduation, you will have excellent job prospects in a variety of settings, for example, educational or training consultancy firms, educational publishers, corporate HR departments, schools, or the government sector.

The types of functions you could take on are also highly varied. You could focus on educational design, research or consultancy. There are actually many jobs in which you can combine these elements. Examples of jobs you could pursue include e-learning designer, corporate trainer, educational or programme adviser, course developer, e-learning designer, school inspector, educational policymaker, developer of educational software or serious games, education and training quality coordinator or training consultant, and the list goes on.

Start a business

Do you have a great business idea? At the University of Twente, you can turn it into reality! At UT, we highly encourage entrepreneurship. In fact, UT has been voted the most entrepreneurial university in the Netherlands four times in a row. We have a unique approach of putting scientific knowledge to practical use and turning our expertise and yours into solutions that people and society actually need. As a catalyst for meaningful entrepreneurship, we offer you the Novel-T foundation and the start-up hub on campus.

As a graduate in Educational Science & Technology, you could start up a business in educational software, begin your own consultancy agency and/or team up with other freelancers in NetOO, the Dutch network for educationalists, to name some examples. Former students have gone before you. For example, work instruction software company SwipeGuide was once started up by an EST graduate. Will you be next?

Continue as a researcher: obtain a PhD

Instead of pursuing a professional career right away after obtaining your Master’s degree, you can opt to follow a PhD programme at Twente Graduate School (TGS). This involves spending four years studying a particular research area in-depth at one of our research institutes. Obtaining your PhD earns you the title of Doctor (Dr).

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