Programme Structure

why this programme 

The research teams at the departments that jointly run the programme are highly rated and even regarded as world leaders in certain areas of research. The Pedagogics and Educational Sciences research programme has obtained excellent marks for quality, productivity, relevance and vitality. An assessment committee concluded that Twente’s approach deserves recognition as an original and promising way of delivering research that responds to real-life questions that are seldom answered by traditional, monodisciplinary approaches. 


Every two years a survey is administered to the Master´s alumni of every university in the Netherlands, in which they are asked to comment on their current jobs and on the Master´s programmes they followed. Below is a selection of some of the most exciting results of the latest survey. 

Alumni who took our Master´s programme in Educational Science and Technology:

  • Are very content with the Master´s programme in general
  • Believe the programme gave them a good start on the job market
  • Show an above average contentment with the general skills they acquired
  • Are also very enthusiastic about the academic skills they acquired
  • Would take this same programme at the UT if they had to choose again 

The programme scored between ‘good’ and ‘average’ on all other fronts.

Applied scientific knowledge

In a range of courses throughout the programme, you will apply your knowledge in practice by addressing real-life educational issues. This will enable you to see newly acquired educational theories at work in practice and apply them to real-life situations. 

Design-oriented and problem-solving approach

The programme teaches you how to engage in the systematic analysis of problems in education and training and how to design sound, workable solutions to these problems. To do so, you first need to obtain a clear picture of the issue at hand. Your research will primarily be geared towards improving design processes for organizing learning pathways, the design of media applications, the evaluation of real-life situations or the development of education policy. As an EST graduate you will be able to systematically frame, fill in, augment, evaluate, and implement designs to support learning environments in various education and training contexts. 

An eye for technology

In our teaching we also focus on the role of technology in learning processes. We examine how information technology in the form of simulations, serious games and interactive apps can be integrated into learning environments. We also ask searching questions about the role of new media in workplace learning. 

Personal and stimulating atmosphere

At the University of Twente you will enjoy an academic atmosphere with an exciting and diverse range of individual and group assignments, and frequent and informal teacher-student interaction. 

International orientation

The student population comprises an interesting mix of nationalities and backgrounds. Our programme has an international orientation and a strong international reputation. 

Design you own programme

The programme gives you the freedom to design your own curriculum to a large degree. This includes the opportunity to select courses from other Master’s programmes (Psychology and/or Human Resources Management).

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