Information for students

The Environmental Policy Group is contributing to the educational program of Wageningen University & Research in several ways.

The Environmental Policy Group offers courses in Environmental Policy and the Social Sciences to the Bachelors and Masters curricula of Environmental Sciences; Urban Environmental Management; Management, Economics and Consumer Studies; International Development Studies and Aquaculture and Marine Resource Management.

Course overview

ENP courses

The Environmental Policy Group is involved in teaching several courses. Additionally you can do an internship or thesis at our department.

Visit the Study Handbook website for more detailed information.

Information for BSc students

BSc thesis at ENP

There are possibilities to conduct a BSc thesis at ENP. Please contact the Educational Coordinator Bas van Vliet.

BSc minors coordinated by ENP

Information for MSc students

MSc theses

The subjects for a thesis research are often associated with the group's five core research innovation themes.

The research areas of ENP are:

1. Sustainable Urban Infrastructures
2. Marine Governance
3. Sustainable Food Transformations
4. Governing Environmental Mobilities
5. Governing Climate Futures

The ENP group very much stimulates students to develop their own ideas and research questions. We have however developed a Thesis Topic Brochure. The topics presented in this brochure have been identified as interesting topical areas by ENP staff members and can be used as a starting point or source of inspiration while proposing your own thesis topic.
If you want to do your MSc thesis at ENP, please contact Corry Rothuizen to make an appointment with Gert Spaargaren (in case you are a MES or MUE students) or Kris van Koppen.

Download the Thesis Topic Brochure.
(if the link does not work, you can find the document under 'Documents for MSc thesis at ENP' on the right)

Environmental Policy Internships

Most of the Master students who do a major thesis in the Environmental Policy Group will also do an internship under supervision of ENP.

An internship can be done at various organizations, governments or firms all over the world, as long as the internship at these institutions is related to environmental governance or management.

One major requirement that should be met by the internship provider is that there is guaranteed supervision on an academic level by at least one staff member of the organization.

Occasionally we receive internship vacancies and publish them on ENP's Facebook page and/or on the publication board in the ENP corridor (Leeuwenborch, second floor). If you want to discuss the possibilities for internships, please contact Corry Rothuizen to make an appointment with Gert Spaargaren (in case you are a MES or MUE student) or Kris van Koppen.

Information for PhD students

ENP PhD program

Over the past 5 years, the number of PhD projects has increased considerably, with researchers coming from all parts of the world. Although it is not an official requirement, many PhD researchers prior to the PhD project took part in the MSc program 'Environmental Science and Management' of Wageningen University. All PhD researchers and projects contribute directly to the research program of the ENP group and are included in the research schools SENSE or WASS. All PhD researchers have an officially approved training and supervision program. Research proposals for PhD projects are always presented to and discussed among the other members of the ENP group during so called Research Colloquia.

PhD application

Those who want to start a PhD at the Environmental Policy group at Wageningen University can find general information on the PhD application procedure on the PhD website of Wageningen University.

For more information on the ENP PhD program, please see research

Information about ENP alumni

Specializing in environmental policy at Wageningen University provides the basis for students to work as researchers, advisors, civil servants and policy makers and development organisations. Since 2000 over 350 students have written a thesis under ENP supervision. Over 40 PhD’s have conducted their research at ENP.

> All about ENP alumni

Information about ENP colloquia

MSc Students who write their thesis with the Environmental Policy group will present their work in a MSc Colloquium. You are warmly invited to attend the colloquia.

> All about colloquium

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