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The University of Twente offers a pre-master programme in Technical Medicine for Dutch-speaking students with limited deficiencies. We offer a pre-master programme for students that are deficient in technology and a programme for students that are deficient in medicine.

The duration of a pre-master’s programme is one year; the maximum study load is 60EC. Students with more than 60 EC deficiencies will not be accepted for a pre-master. All pre-master programmes start in September.

Admission Pre-Master for HBO students

Students with a Dutch HBO diploma are not admitted to a pre-master programme of Technical Medicine unless it can be demonstrated that additional knowledge has been acquired as a result of work experience and/or additional training.

Technical medicine

The master's 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. As a technical physician you will be the linking pin between medicine and technology. Throughout the programme you will learn how to apply existing technology in innovative ways to optimize diagnosis and treatment of patients. 

  • Deficiency in Technology


    The pre-master’s programme for students with a technical deficiency (such as Medicine ‘Geneeskunde’ or Kinesiology ‘Bewegingswetenschappen’) will NOT be offered in the academic year 2021-2022.

    In 2022-2023 we will start a new challenging and dedicated pre-master's aimed at acquiring sufficient technical knowledge to be able to enter one of the two master's tracks of Technical Medicine.

    This pre-master's programme is designed for students with a broad medical background (such as students of Medicine (‘Geneeskunde’) or Kinesiology (‘Bewegingswetenschappen’)) who are looking for a technical-medical master's track after their bachelor's degree.

    Admission requires:

    • a good motivation
    • a completed academic bachelor's degree in which sufficient medical knowledge has been acquired (anatomy, physiology and pathology of the entire human body)
    • knowledge of mathematics B and physics at VWO level (diploma/certificate required)

    An admissions committee assesses the admission of each individual student.

    Study programme

    The study programme consists of an academic year of 60 EC in which you broaden your knowledge on the basis of various practical patient cases in the field of:

    • Mathematics (Calculus, Linear Algebra, Signal analysis)
    • Physics of imaging techniques (Light, Sound, Radiation and Magnetism)
    • Signals, Control systems and their modelling
    • Communication and Professional behaviour

     The programme concludes with the Technical Medicine (final) Assignment.

  • Deficiency in Medicine

    Students with a Bachelor’s degree in a technological field and that have already studied a few medical subjects (e.g. students with a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Technology of the University of Twente that have completed two Technical Medicine modules as minor) may be considered for admission to the pre-master’s programme.

Study load

Do you want to participate in one of these pre-master programmes? Then be prepared for an intense year with a high study load (42 hours per week). An independent and self-regulating attitude towards your study is required.

Admission Board and enrolment

Do you think you are admissible for one of the pre-master programmes? Or do you have a different educational background than the ones mentioned above? But do you still expect to be admissible for the pre-master? Your eligibility for enrolment will be assessed by the admission board. If you want to find out whether you are admissible or not, you can enrol via this webpage.

More information

If you want to know more about the structure and content of the master programme in Technical Medicine, please check the website. If you want to get a better impression of the master Technical Medicine, try being a student for a day.

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Questions and contact

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