Specialisation Communication Innovation

Specialisation Communication and Innovation

The master's specialisation Communication and Innovation studies the role of communication in several fields of the life sciences; for example, nature, environment, water, nutrition and health, biotechnology and food production.

About Communication and Innovation

Social and technological changes are constantly taking place. These developments will pose new questions to society, such as what value do functional foods have, what are the benefits and risks of gene technology, or what impact does climate change have?  

Life science topics such as climate change, poverty, disease and ecological degradation are complex processes of change. It is needed to involve different perspectives and perceptions of the various people involved. Communication is a basic element of change. It needs a multi-disciplinary approach that involves both social sciences and technical innovations.

With this study programme you will become an expert in:

  • Enhancing mutual understanding and collaboration between life science disciplines and society.
  • Handling everyday life situations related to all domains of the life sciences.
  • Understanding how people actively deal with common issues related to all domains of the life sciences.


For timetables, courses and course content of the specialisation Communication and Innovation and the common part of the master's you can read the Study Handbook.

Student experiences

The best way to get to know a place is by getting to know the people. Students share their experiences with you about the master's programme and student life in Wageningen on the page Student experiences.

Career prospects

There is a need for communication professionals who are specialised in the field of health, food production, water management or viable environments. Graduates of the master's specialisation Communication and Innovation work for governments, consultant agencies, non-profit organisations, media companies or at knowledge institutes. Visit future career for the stories and career paths of alumni.