Education at the TechMed Centre

The healthcare programmes at the University of Twente provide pioneering and agenda-setting education aimed at preparing students for a career in this sector.  

Healthcare is in constant motion. Students are trained to implement innovative and relevant healthcare improvements in today’s unpredictable, complex and globalized world. In order to achieve this, the education focuses not only on providing students with the knowledge and skills in their field of study, but also on developing a broader range of ‘21st century’ skills and personal qualities. Read more about it in the educational vision of the health education programmes of the University of Twente.

Bachelor and master programmes 

Below you will find an overview of the bachelor's and master's programmes of the Technical Medical Centre. More information about the content of the education programmes can be found on the websites of the specific programmes.

Bachelor (BSc) & Master (MSc) programmes

  • Biomedical Engineering

    MSc2 yearsFull-time100% English5 specialisations
    Contribute to better healthcare by designing and developing medical innovations for improved diagnostics, treatment, rehabilitation, prevention and a better quality of life.

    5 specialisations for Biomedical Engineering

    Bioengineering Technologies

    MSc2 yearsFull-time
    In this specialisation, you will focus on the use of living tissues and cells in the development of technologies that can mimic or restore the function of diseased organs or damaged tissues.


    MSc2 yearsFull-time100% English
    Robotics play an increasingly important role within healthcare. This specialisation helps you to develop, enhance and control robots and other mechatronic systems that support patients or clinicians.

    Imaging & In Vitro Diagnostics

    MSc2 yearsFull-time100% English
    In this specialisation, you will focus on the visualisation and interpretation of the processes in human cells and bodies in order to detect diseases and monitor health.

    Medical Device Design

    MSc2 yearsFull-time
    What does it take to design a medical device, like an implant or medical robot? This track focuses on the design process of various types of medical devices, from ideation, fabrication to testing.

    Physiological Signals & Systems

    MSc2 yearsFull-time
    What is the impact of disease or trauma on physiological systems in the human body? This specialisation helps you to develop technologies that measure, monitor and restore (disturbed) body functions.
  • Biomedical Technology

    BSc3 yearsFull-time80% Dutch
    Within this Bachelor's, you will learn to design and develop new healthcare technologies, from rehabilitation robots, artificial organs, medical scans, to prostheses.
  • Health Sciences

    BSc3 yearsFull-time80% Dutch
    Do you want to contribute to improvements and renewal in the healthcare sector? Throughout this Bachelor's you will learn to look at healthcare from different perspectives.
  • Health Sciences

    MSc1 yearFull-time100% English3 specialisations
    This Master’s focuses on healthcare policy and organisation, with specific attention to the role of technology in healthcare.

    3 specialisations for Health Sciences

    Innovation in Public Health

    MSc1 yearFull-time100% English
    The aim of this specialisation is to identify the most effective ways to organise, manage, finance and deliver high quality care in our society from a public point of view.

    Optimisation of Healthcare Processes

    MSc1 yearFull-time100% English
    In this specialisation students learn to apply methods of early health technology assessment in order to optimise processes in and over healthcare organisations.

    Personalised Monitoring & Coaching

    MSc1 yearFull-time100% English
    This specialisation focuses on using technology to create innovative personalised eHealth services that substantially contribute to sustainable, efficient and effective (personalised) healthcare.
  • Technical Medicine

    MSc3 yearsFull-time100% Dutch2 specialisations
    This Master’s will equip you to become a technical doctor who can use medical technologies to their full potential.

    2 specialisations for Technical Medicine

    Medical Imaging & Interventions

    MSc3 yearsFull-time100% Dutch
    This specialisation turns you into a specialist in the field of imaging diagnostics and image-guided (surgical) interventions.

    Medical Sensing & Stimulation

    MSc3 yearsFull-time100% Dutch
    This specialisation teaches you to interpret medical signals and use them in various treatment techniques, for example in movement disorders or epilepsy.
  • Technical Medicine

    BSc3 yearsFull-time100% Dutch
    As a technical physician you are the linking pin between medicine and technology. You will learn to apply existing technology in innovative ways in order to optimise diagnostics and treatment methods.

Overview of all UT bachelor's and master's programmes