Career perspectives

Completing the Master’s in Psychology with a specialisation in Human Factors & Engineering Psychology will open up excellent career opportunities. You could easily find a job as a UX or UI specialist, consultant or researcher. You could also continue with a PhD, or even start up your own business.

Type of degree

When you have completed this Master's with the specialisation in Human Factors & Engineering Psychology, you will receive a Master’s degree in Psychology along with the title Master of Science (MSc.). Your specialisation will be mentioned specifically on your diploma supplement, highlighting your specialised knowledge and skills in human factors and engineering psychology.

Job opportunities

Completing the Master’s in Psychology with this specialisation, you will be an expert in recognising and understanding human cognitive processes, using this knowledge in optimising a product or process, and, in that way, enhancing User Experience (UX). With this expertise, you will be in high demand in a wide variety of sectors. You might find yourself working within a software company, the automotive or aviation industry, the medical industry, consumer goods, the government sector or even the gaming industry, to name some of your many options. You can find work in basically any place where people interact with technology.

UT alumni with this specialisation currently work in various positions and organisations, for example:
  • UX Researcher at fintech company Backbase
  • R&D Engineer at the Dutch Aerospace Centre (NLR)
  • PhD-candidate in Artificial Intelligence and conversational agents at the University of Amsterdam

For example, you might work as a UX or UI specialist within a company’s research and development (R&D) department, contributing actively to the design and development of new or existing technologies. Or you might fulfil the role of a human factors consultant and advise other companies or organisations on the optimisation of their products or processes, in terms of e.g. usability, safety or efficiency. You could also work as a researcher, within universities, but also private institutes or again at R&D departments within (commercial) organisations.

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.


Instead of pursuing a professional career right away after completing 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).

Interested in doing a PhD? You can check below if there are any vacancies. If not, you can also send in an open application.

Chat offline (info)
To use this functionality you first need to:
Accept cookies