Rural and Environmental History Group

Thesis

When you are a BSc student, you can write your BSc thesis at RHI if you follow the specialisation Economics of Development of the Bachelor’s programme International Development Studies (BIN), or the programme Economics and Governance (BEB). If you follow a different Bachelor’s programme it is possible that RHI co-supervises your thesis in collaboration with another chair group.

MSc students can write their MSc thesis at RHI if they follow the specialisation Politics and Governance of Development of the Master’s Programme International Development Studies (MID), or the Economics of Sustainability track of the Master’s Management, Economics and Consumer Studies (MME). If you follow a different Master’s programme it is possible that RHI co-supervises your thesis in collaboration with another chair group.

Possible themes for your thesis

  • Agricultural development
  • Colonialization, decolonization, postcolonialism
  • Environmental history
  • Globalization
  • Health and pandemics
  • Long-run economic development
  • Migration
  • Shocks and resilience
  • State formation processes
  • War and famine

See Research/projects RHI for our research projects.You can also check Research@WUR for the scientific output of RHI researchers.

On the right you can find the RHI Course Guide for the MSc thesis, a RHI BSc Thesis Guide, as well as a brochure with possible thesis topics that RHI can supervise. You can also suggest a thesis topic yourself.

Contact the education coordinator Daniëlle Teeuwen if you are interested in writing a BSc or MSc thesis at RHI.

Thesis supervisors