Health Sciences, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #179 (WUR) ,
During the Health Sciences programme offered by University of Twente (UT), you will learn to analyse problems from different perspectives. You will become familiar with using different models, (big data) analysis methods and implementing and evaluating innovative improvements. 


During the Health Sciences programme offered by University of Twente (UT), you will gain insight in healthcare for individuals, organizational processes and the effects of policies on national healthcare. At the start of the programme you will choose between three specializations: Personalised monitoring and coaching, Optimization of healthcare processes and Innovation in public health.

Health scientists at the University of Twente know how to translate results from fundamental and applied clinical research into state-of-the-art healthcare provision. The focus in this programme is on improving healthcare using medical and information technology. You will have the opportunity to work with renowned researchers and scientists. You may also work in one of our research institutes, for example, the MIRA institute for Biomedical Technology & Technical Medicine.


With a Master’s degree in Health Sciences many possibilities will be open to you. There is a great need for health scientists with a keen understanding of technology and the ability to make sharp analyses and offer solutions. With this degree, you can work at hospitals, insurance companies, in home care, for consultancy agencies, at government level and in medical companies. You could also become a manager or project leader implementing health concepts, a policy maker, or a consultant facilitating cooperation between healthcare organizations.


The programme holds NVAO accreditation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Methods for Early Health Technology
  • Telemedicine and data analysis for monitoring
  • Optimizing healthcare processes
  • Finance and healthcare purchasing
  • Quality Management in Healthcare

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • Academic degree, Bachelor of Science very much related to Health Sciences with a minimum of 3 year Bachelor study program, or a Master Degree in a related study, or PhD of a well-known University
  • Knowledge of the following topics: Research methodology and statistics
  • Copy of diploma
  • Transcript of records
  • CGPA of at least 80% of the maximum score, or your country's equivalent    
  • English summary of thesis (BSc or MSc on a Health Care related subject)
  • Resume (Europass)
  • Names and addresses of referees (2)
  • Motivation letter (max. 2 pages)

                Tuition Fee

                • International Applies to you

                  11500 EUR/year
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 11500 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
                • EU/EEA Applies to you

                  2060 EUR/year
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 2060 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
                We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                Living costs for Enschede

                650 - 920 EUR/month
                Living Costs

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