Specialisation: Sustainable Food Systems

Improved understanding of global and local agro-food networks is essential to stimulate sustainable production of healthy food and renewable resources. This specialisation focuses on the social sciences perspective of resilient food provisioning. Topics range from globalisation and sustainability of food production and consumption to the (inter)national policies and legislation that affect organic production, processing and marketing.


All students select a thesis track, that will determine which course(s) are required. All thesis tracks and associated courses are listed in the online Study Handbook.


Sustainable Food Systems students can do their major thesis at eight different Chair Groups within Wageningen University. Visit the Chair Group’s website to find out more about their research and possible thesis subjects: