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Using technology and innovation to improve healthcare.

Do you want to know all about new health technologies, such as using smartphone monitoring data to improve medical diagnostics, or developing computer simulation models that can help to minimize waiting times? Are you curious about the impact of such new technologies and how they can best be deployed? Would you like to be able to predict trends in healthcare, or to optimize care processes for the patient? If so, this Master’s in Health Sciences at the University of Twente (UT) may be the perfect choice for you.

You will learn

This Master’s educates health scientists who are able to design solutions to the challenges presented by modern healthcare. You will learn how to convert the results of fundamental and applied clinical research into modern customized healthcare solutions. To this end you will be using new medical and information technologies including virtual reality, augmented reality, embodied monitoring, and pervasive and unobtrusive systems.

During this study you can specialise in one of three specialisations:

Our one-year Master’s in Health Sciences is taught entirely in English and starts each year in September. You can start the pre-master's programme in September too. Read more about the career prospectsadmission or the rankings of our university. We also offer a Bachelor's in Health Sciences.

Why choose Health Sciences?

  • A unique focus on healthcare and technology

    The University of Twente has an unparalleled focus on combining healthcare and technology. You will have the opportunity to work with leading researchers and scientists who share this focus. Furthermore, you will be able to work in our renowned research institute Technical Medical Centre.

  • You will learn to think critically about technology

    These days, almost everyone has an activity tracker around their wrist. We can see how long (and how well) we sleep, how many calories we burn and how much exercise we really have. But how reliable is this data, and how do we analyse it in such a way that we can really put it to good use? You will learn to take a critical approach to existing technology while also exploring new directions.

  • Your horizon will become (even) broader

    This Master will further broaden your choice of careers within the healthcare sector. There is a great need for health scientists with a keen understanding of technology and the ability to make sharp analyses and design solutions. The University of Twente prepares 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 new skills and knowledge that will give you a head start on the job market. In the course of your Master’s programme you can even choose to pursue a Lean Green Belt Certificate to further enhance your prospects.

  • You will be involved in ground-breaking research

    The University of Twente aims to be a university with a distinct societal impact. Consequently, a strong emphasis is put on relevant research, which is carried out in state-of-the-art facilities. Among these is the UT’s Centre for eHealth and Wellbeing Research, a leading research centre for personalized healthcare. Another example is the Technical Medical Centre, a unique and globally acknowledged institute where research, technology and the industry join forces to create, develop and test ground-breaking improvements and innovations for healthcare. As your Health Sciences teachers are also highly respected researchers, they will be able to tell you all about the latest developments. What’s more, you will be involved in excitingly relevant research yourself. Our lushly green campus with its decidedly international vibe will only add to your unforgettable student experience.

  • Your work matters

    As a health scientist, your research, analyses and outcomes are always focused on real-world problems. In other words, you work on solutions that will be actually applied in hospitals and health centres. Your analyses may help to determine how healthcare will be organized in the future.

Programme overview

Master’s degree in Health Sciences
Certification: MSc
CROHO code
Science and Technology
1 year
Full-time (no part-time programs possible)
English taught
Starting date
1 September 2022
1 September 2023
Numerus fixus
Does not apply for the programme
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