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Top rated master's

FOUR master's were awarded the title 'Top rated programme'.

To help you choose the right master's, you can consult the Dutch guide 'Keuzegids'. This guide provides a clear and objective overview of all master's per subject area, including comparative descriptions, quality assessments, and job opportunities.

In the guide of March 2019, the University of Twente retained the second position in the ranking of all full-time universities in the Netherlands. Four of our master's were awarded the title of 'Top rated programme'.

Our Top rated master's

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  • Applied Mathematics

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish4 specialisations
    As an applied mathematician, you occupy a key position in the scientific world. Through mathematical models, you grasp the essence of a problem and see links between seemingly unrelated phenomena.

    4 specialisations for Applied Mathematics

    Artificial Intelligence for Health

    MSc2 yearsFull-time
    With this specialisation, you will learn to understand and develop AI-based solutions for real-world problems in healthcare.

    Mathematical Systems Theory, Applied Analysis and Computational Science

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    This specialization focuses on fundamental and practical aspects of dynamical phenomena and computational and control aspects.

    Mathematics of Data Science

    MSc2 yearsFull-time
    In this specialisation you will apply mathematical models and algorithms to analyse data, draw conclusions and make decisions.

    Operations Research

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    Operations Research (OR) is also referred to as Management Science or Business Analytics in business environments.
  • Geo-information Science and Earth Observation

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish8 specialisations
    This programme takes an application-oriented approach to collecting, processing, analyzing and visualizing spatial data. Graduates are at the forefront of one of today’s fastest growing industries.

    8 specialisations for Geo-information Science and Earth Observation

    Applied Remote Sensing for Earth Sciences

    MSc22 monthsFull-time
    Learn to explore earth resources to help securing future demands for energy and minerals.

    Free specialization

    MSc22 monthsFull-timeEnglish
    Design your very own specialization

    Geo-Information Management for Land Administration

    MSc22 monthsFull-timeEnglish
    Learn to use cadastral intelligence for designing and applying responsible land administration solutions.


    MSc22 monthsFull-timeEnglish
    Learn to develop technologies required for analyzing, distributing and visualizing geo-spatial data.

    Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction

    MSc22 monthsFull-timeEnglish
    Learn to predict and monitor multi-hazard risk and help reducing our vulnerability to disasters.

    Natural Resources Management

    MSc22 monthsFull-timeEnglish
    Learn to utilize geo-spatial data for sustainable agriculture, environement and forests.

    Urban Planning and Management

    MSc22 monthsFull-timeEnglish
    Learn to understand dynamic urban processes and create interventions to help make cities competitive, compact, sustainable, inclusive and resilient.

    Water Resources and Environmental Management

    MSc22 monthsFull-timeEnglish
    Learn to use earth observation and geo-information techniques to create safe and sustainable water management solutions.
  • Industrial Engineering & Management

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish3 specialisations
    Become a creative, multidisciplinary manager with both technological know-how and engineering and management skills and optimise processes and solve problems in complex, globally active organisations.

    3 specialisations for Industrial Engineering & Management

    Financial Engineering & Management

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    Dive into the fascinating world of finances and learn about the complexity of financial products or services, assess what risks are involved using mathematical models and modify business processes.

    Healthcare Technology & Management

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    Become a technologically-skilled manager that helps healthcare institutions provide high-quality care by optimising business processes and developing and implementing technological innovation.

    Production & Logistic Management

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    Become an expert in the design, planning, optimisation and control of operational processes in production, transportation, supply chains and sustainability and service logistics.

Top-level courses

The Master's in Geo-information Science & Earth Observation receives the quality label for the fifth time: the score is 92 out of 100 points. The title 'Top rated programme' is awarded if programmes score 75 points or higher. The scores are based on student opinions from the National Student Survey, expert opinions and figures on dropouts and contact hours. Applied Mathematics and Industrial Engineering & Management received their first quality seal last year and were able to continue their status.

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