WASS PhD Education Programme

The WASS PhD Education programme is designed to support PhD candidates in obtaining disciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge and skills. The objectives of the programme build upon the learning targets of the WASS PhD programme, which - in turn - are based on three competence categories that need to be acquired to meet the general learning targets of the Wageningen University PhD programme.

After successful completion of the WASS PhD training programme, the recipient of the doctorate is capable of:

A. project related competences

-     Managing a research project (A1)

-     Integrating his/her research in the corresponding discipline (A2)

B. general research related competences

-     Placing his/her research in a broader (social sciences and WUR) scientific context (B1)

-     Placing his/her research in a societal context (B2)

C. career related competences

-     Employing transferable skills in different domains/careers (C)

Each year, the programme is evaluated by the WASS Education Committee and renewed via a call for PhD learning activities, that is sent out to all WASS fellows. The resulting education programme is published in a course guide (see download link on this page) and on the website of the graduate school at the beginning of the Academic Year.