Career perspectives

As a graduate of the Master’s in Interaction Technology, you can look forward to great career opportunities. Broadly speaking, this Master’s prepares you for a future as a designer, entrepreneur, researcher or even a combination thereof. What about starting up your own business? Or pursuing a PhD?

Type of degree

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

Job Opportunities

As technology continues to develop and become more widely available, there will be an increasing demand for interaction technologists. In fact, in today’s highly competitive (digital) markets, successful design in terms of human-computer interaction is one of the most important prerequisites; it can be the difference between success and failure. Many organisations are looking for graduates with your expertise, from leading tech and software development companies to digital agencies to many other organisations in other sectors, for example in the MedTech (medical technology) or EdTech (educational technology) industry.

UT alumni with a Master’s degree in Interaction Technology found exciting jobs in various organisations. For example:
  •       Front-end Developer at Nedap Healthcare
  •       Scientist Innovator at TNO Research
  •       Design Technologist & UX Prototyper at Miele

After graduation, you might start a career as a software developer, UX designer or front-end developer, project manager, multimedia designer, or UX consultant to name some examples. Many graduates of this Master’s currently work within the ICT sector, focusing on user experience, whereas others went on to work as a researcher within a research institute. We have graduates working at highly various organisations, including Coolblue, Philips, Topicus, Triodos Bank, and TNO, to name a few of the numerous examples. Whichever career path you choose, you will be sure of great job opportunities that can put you at the forefront of innovation within technology.

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.

Overall, Interaction Technology students are known for their entrepreneurial mindset and creativity. An ideal combination for building your own start-up! Former students have gone before you. Below, you can find some examples of businesses that were started up by iTech graduates. 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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