Master's programmes

Health Sciences

Do you want to know all about new health technologies, their impact and how they can best be used? Would you like to predict trends in healthcare, or to optimize policy, management and healthcare procedures? If so, the Master’s programme Health Sciences at the University of Twente may be the perfect choice for you. The programme focuses on the use of technology and innovation for improving healthcare.

Our one-year Master’s in Health Sciences is an internationally oriented programme. It is taught entirely in English and starts each year in September. You can start the pre-Master's programme in September or February. Read more about the Master's programme, career prospectsadmission or the rankings of our university. We also offer a Bachelor's programme (BSc.) in Health Sciences.

Programme overview

Master’s degree in Health Sciences
Certification: MSc
1 year
Full-time (no part-time programs possible)
English taught
Starting date
1 September 2017
1 September 2018
Numerus fixus
Does not apply for the programme

Getting familiar with different points of view

During the Health Sciences programme you will learn to analyse problems from different perspectives. You will become familiar with using different models, (big data) analysis methods and implementing and evaluating innovative improvements. You will gain insight in healthcare for individuals, organizational processes and the effects of policies on national healthcare. At the start of the programme you will choose between three specializations: Personalised monitoring and coaching, Optimization of healthcare processes and Innovation in public health.


Health scientists at the University of Twente know how to translate results from fundamental and applied clinical research into state-of-the-art healthcare provision. The focus in this programme is on improving healthcare using medical and information technology. You will have the opportunity to work with renowned researchers and scientists. You may also work in one of our research institutes, for example, the MIRA institute for Biomedical Technology & Technical Medicine.

Career prospects

With a Master’s degree in Health Sciences many possibilities will be open to you. There is a great need for health scientists with a keen understanding of technology and the ability to make sharp analyses and offer solutions. With this degree, you can work at hospitals, insurance companies, in home care, for consultancy agencies, at government level and in medical companies. You could also become a manager or project leader implementing health concepts, a policy maker, or a consultant facilitating cooperation between healthcare organizations.

Why opt for Health Sciences at the University of Twente?

This programme is characterized by a strong focus on healthcare and technology. The University of Twente will prepare you to be the health scientist of the future: a professional capable of researching the value of new developments in healthcare and implementing them effectively. You will acquire skills and expertise that give you a real edge on the job market. During the programme you will work with leading researchers and scientists. Besides that, you will benefit from a pleasant, informal atmosphere and our ‘smart living’ campus.


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