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.
You have the opportunity to extend your Master’s in Industrial Design Engineering (IDE) with another master’s at UT, for example with Interactive Technology, Biomedical Engineering, Sustainable Energy Technology or Philosophy of Science Technology and Society.
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 in some cases 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.
A double master’s programme is always tailor-made. If you’re interested in combining the Master’s in IDE with another master’s, please contact the master coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) for your options. Your plan for combining two master’s needs approval from both Boards of Examiners.
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.
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.
If you do decide to apply for an Honours programme, note that acceptance is based on a selection procedure. Honours programmes are aimed at master's students who are among the top 10% of their class.
Curious about what students have to say about our Honours programmes? Check out the video below.
Do you envision what the future should look like and are you socially engaged? Do you have the ambition to go beyond your comfort zone and create societal impact? 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 (30 EC) which means you put your regular Master's on hold for half a year.
You can also follow parts of the Master-Insert, through packages of 10 or 20 EC, making it easier to incorporate it into your Master's. In some cases, you can even use (part of) your elective space to follow part of the Master-Insert, as long as it complies with your own Master's.
Using tools and techniques from across disciplines, you will work in transdisciplinary ways on addressing complex societal challenges, aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Together with curious, passionate, and inspiring students and enthusiastic academics from all over the university, you become part of a unique learning community that allows you to become an accomplished boundary-crosser and build confidence as a future change-maker.
The Master-Insert is open to all enrolled master’s students at UT. However, admission is based on your motivation. On successfully completing the full programme, you will receive a certificate in Shaping Responsible Futures.