Study programme - MSc Communication, Health and Life Sciences
In the master's Communication, Health and Life Sciences students learn to understand complex social problems around food, health and life sciences from various perspectives. But they also learn to translate issues for diverse audiences and to build bridges across societal boundaries; between science and society, health and care and different professions.
Specialisation Communication and Innovation
In the specialisation Communication and Innovation students learn to integrate communication science with problem-solving and innovation in the domain of the life sciences, such as nature, environment, water, nutrition and health, biotechnology and food production. Learn more about the specialisation Communication and Innovation.
Specialisation Health and Society
The specialisation Health and Society studies behavioural, social and environmental aspects of health, illness and quality of life, as well as the consequences of the health status for both the individual and society. Learn more about the specialisation Health and Society.
The academic year at Wageningen University & Research is divided into six periods. The total master's programme contains 120 credits (2 years).
This master's in communication science starts with a common course on science communication that looks at new ways for Science to interact and communicate with society, and looks at a number of related questions like how come that there is distrust in science, and what does this development mean for the ways in which science and technology are communicated in society) and a common course on research methods and data analysis. After the common course, you can choose between two specialisations.
For more information about the courses, check the Study Handbook.