Track Environmental Communication and Innovation

The sub-department of Communication Science Group (COM) studies the role of communication in individual and collective change processes. Special attention is paid to communication in interactive design trajectories that are geared towards bringing about organisational, policy and/or technology change in societal domains such as agriculture, health, land use, environment and international development.

More about the track Environmental Communication


Keywords that best describe both our education and research include: everyday communication, change and conflict management, social and organisational learning, awareness-raising and behavioural change.

The overall objective of our research is to generate scientific knowledge which is relevant to the scientific and professional audience, and aims to contribute to the scientific discussion and to improve professional practice.

Students can learn more about this track by visiting the Communication, Philosophy and Technology group.


In the MSc Environmental Sciences programme you can choose the track Environmental Communication. Within this track, you have to select an internship or thesis. This replaces the internship of your thesis track. For more information visit the study handbook or contact the study adviser. Below you find an overview of all courses of this track.

Subject Code
Environmental Education and Learning for Sustainability ELS31806
Restricted optional: choose one course if your study adviser deems it necessary *
Communicating for Sustainability and Responsible Innovation CPT22306
Risk Communication CPT24306
Design and Teaching for Sustainability ELS32806
Restricted optional: select one *
MSc Internship Knowledge, Technology and Innovation CPT70724
MSc Internship Strategic Communication CPT71224
MSc research practice Knowledge, Technology and Innovation CPT78424
MSc research practice Strategic Communication CPT78524
* The restricted optional subjects have to be selected in consultation and agreement with the study adviser

This course overview is based on the Wageningen University study handbook, where you can find a more detailed course and programme description. The study handbook is guiding in case of any discrepancy.

Below you can see the schedule of the courses included in this track.

MSc Environmental Sciences - Minor Environmental Communication