Education Health and Society

The Bachelor Health and Society (BGM) and the Master Communication Health and Life Sciences, specialisation Health and Society (MCH) at Wageningen University & Research offer the unique opportunity to study health issues both inside and outside the health care sector taking into account the interaction between lifestyle and the social and physical environment.

The aim of the programs is to train students to become context-sensitive experts who are able to analyze health from a broad perspective and to promote health and well-being of individuals, communities and populations through scientific research, policy advice and engagement of practice. The staff of the chairgroup Health and Society lecture diverse courses in both programs. In addition, our staff members supervise students during their Bachelor or Master thesis.

Sometimes a thesis gets published! For example, this thesis about the ATLAS-school based health promotion programme by Bonnie van Dongen. Also research during internship gets published sometimes, for example this research about the development of social farming in Italy by Myriam Dell’Olio and this research 'Climate Change and Schools: Environmental Hazards and Resiliency' by Simone Uijttewaal.

Examples of recently completed HSO theses and internship reports