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Life Science and Science Communication and Society (Leiden University)
The master's Life Science and Science Communication and Society (Leiden University) has its roots in the life sciences (at least 60-80 ECTS of life science courses and 40-60 ECTS in science communication courses, internships and research), whereas Communication and Innovation has its roots in the social sciences (108 ECTS in social science courses, internship and thesis, and 12 ECTS of life science courses). The specialisation Communication and Innovation takes a multidisciplinary approach to involve both social sciences and technical innovations to facilitate and drive societal change.
Other communication science masters
Other communication science masters in the Netherlands are Communication and Information Sciences, Communication Sciences, and Intercultural Communication. All these masters have their focus on communication, however the specialisation Communication and Innovation aims to realise a transdisciplinary programme in the communication sciences embedded in life science domains such as nature conservation, nutrition and health, water management, environment, and food production.
Other health science masters
Other health science masters in the Netherlands are Health Sciences, Sociology, Global Health, Medical Anthropology and Sociology, and Health Education and Promotion. Whereas some of these masters have a biomedical approach, Health and Society does not. It focuses on factors that support human health: salutogenesis. Additionally, there is a focus on the physical and social environment and its connection to health, which is unique in the health sciences in the Netherlands.
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Management, Economics and Consumer Studies
The master's Management, Economics and Consumer Studies focuses on the supply chain and its environment.
Development and Rural Innovation
The master's Development and Rural Innovation is a social science programme for students with a technical or life science background and with an interest in international development problems and social dimensions of technical change.
International Development Studies
The master's International Development Studies is a programme for students with a social science or economic background and deals with worldwide processes of development and change related to livelihoods, agrofood networks and the environment.
Nutrition and Health
The master's Nutrition and Health gives training on all aspects of the relation between Nutrition and Health, including the biomedical aspects of metabolism, epidemiology, molecular nutrition, both in developed and developing country settings.