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Master's programme Internet Science & Technology

study Internet Science & Technology and you will learn from world-leading experts how to build, maintain, secure and improve interactive intelligent systems. This specialized programme is one of very few of its kind in the whole world.

The two-year Master’s in Internet Science & Technology is an internationally oriented programme and is taught entirely in English. You can start either in September or in February. Read more about the Master's programmepre-Master's programme and admission. You can also find more information about career perspectives.

During the Master's open day on 14 March, you can visit Internet Science & Technology as a specialization within Computer Science. Register now!

Programme overview

Master’s degree in Internet Science and Technology
Certification: MSc
2 years
Full-time (no part-time programs possible)
English taught
Starting date
1 September 2019
1 February 2020
1 September 2020
1 February 2021
1 September 2021
1 February 2022
Numerus fixus
Does not apply for the programme

Internet Science & Technology

Do you want to set to work as a cyber-architect helping self-driving cars and traffic systems to communicate safely and effectively? Or as an Internet security specialist, devising ways of detecting botnets before they cause damage? Or do see yourself building a 'Trusted Internet' system that stays up and running under the heaviest cyber-attacks?

Our Master's programme Internet Science & Technology will equip you to become a creative expert at understanding, maintaining, securing and developing communication systems and cyber-physical systems. Think, for example, of 4G, 5G, Wi-Fi or other wireless networks, the 'cloud', Internet of Things (IoT) systems or ad-hoc networks – such as the constantly changing networks between autonomous vehicles or an emergency network in a disaster area.

Studying at the frontline of technology

Among the most important technological breakthroughs in the near future will be those involving the connection of networks and systems. Throughout this Master's programme you will learn how to build, maintain, secure and improve these interactive intelligent systems in a creative, technically responsible way.

A Master's programme like no other

The Master's programme Internet Science & Technology at the University of Twente is one of very few specialized programmes in the field of communication systems – and the only one of its kind in the Netherlands. With this degree you will join a very select group of specialists worldwide equipped to build, maintain, protect and improve the architecture of interactive systems. In addition to that, you will also have plenty of room for your personal interests and preferences. You can deepen your understanding of certain sub-areas, work on your own entrepreneurial skills or, for example, cross over into the social sciences or a social theme, such as energy, mobility or healthcare.

Rubbing shoulders with the world’s best

In the field of communication systems, the University of Twente – like the Netherlands – features among the world’s very best. We are one of the leading players in the field of Internet security research and education (think of DDoS, or Distributed Denial of Service attacks).

Prior education

In order to be admitted to this Master's programme you need a solid foundation in Computer Science and Engineering. Most applicants have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering, for example. If you have a less specialized Bachelor's degree, such as Creative Technology, you will first have to complete a pre-Master's programme. The same applies if you have a degree in Computer Science from a university of applied sciences (‘hbo’ in Dutch).

Excellent career perspectives

This programme offers excellent career perspectives. Governments, research institutes, banks and major security and technology companies around the world are lining up to welcome Internet Science & Technology specialists. You will be working at the forefront of technological development at network or service providers, or equipment providers.

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