Master's programmes

technical medicine

The safe and innovative use of medical technology calls for healthcare professionals with specific expertise. Specialists with knowledge and skills in the fields of both medicine and technology, which they can use to improve healthcare for individual patients. Our Dutch-taught Master's programme in Technical Medicine will help you become such a professional. You will be trained to work in Dutch healthcare.

Read more about the Master's programme, pre-master's programme and admission. You can also find more information about career perspectives or read student testimonials. We also offer a Bachelor's programme in Technical Medicine.

This Master’s programme is amongst the best in The Netherlands– Keuzegids Masters 2017

Programme overview

Master’s degree in Technical Medicine
Certification: MSc
3 years
Full-time (no part-time programs possible)
Dutch taught
Starting date
1 February 2018
1 September 2018
1 February 2019
1 September 2019
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
The Netherlands
Numerus fixus
Does not apply for the programme

Optimize diagnosis and treatment

Healthcare is rapidly changing and gaining complexity. The use of complex technology in healthcare is spreading. Healthcare today calls for professionals with a solid scientific, medical and engineering background combined. Such multidisciplinary experts will be better equipped to treat their patients.

In our Master’s programme in Technical Medicine, you can become one of these experts. The programme integrates the medical and technical domains. In this programme, you will become a professional with a unique technical-medical perspective and the ability to develop innovative diagnostic and treatment solutions for your patients. Throughout the programme you will learn how to apply existing technology in innovative ways to optimize diagnosis and treatment of individual patients.

A full-fledged discipline

The Technical Medicine programme was designed at the University of Twente and was the first of its kind in the world. Since then, Technical Medicine has gained recognition as a new, full-fledged discipline in Dutch healthcare. Its acknowledgement was accelerated by the fact that the competencies belonging to this new group of professionals have been officially recognized by the Dutch government and that graduates are qualified to treat patients independently.

Focus on health and technology

At the University of Twente ‘health’ is a major theme. We work on current issues in healthcare daily and across various disciplines. The main objective is always to contribute to the improvement of healthcare. By inspiring education, international and practically oriented research, an entrepreneurial attitude and collaboration the University of Twente effectively contributes to changes in healthcare.

The health education programmes of the University of Twente are well aligned with daily practice in healthcare. Our Biomedical Engineering, Health Sciences and Technical Medicine programmes complement and reinforce each other. Where students of Technical Medicine learn how to diagnose and treat patients making use of existing technology, students of Biomedical Engineering learn to develop new technologies for healthcare. Then it is up to the Health Scientists to analyze issues in health from different perspectives and to design, implement and evaluate solutions.


The Master's programme offers two specializations:

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