The Rural Sociology Group teaches courses on topics linked to rurality, food provisioning and place-based development. Within these fields of research, we offer possibilities to do a bachelor, master thesis or internship. We teach in a number of different bachelor and master programmes.

Information for Bachelor students

Rural Sociology teaches in two bachelor programmes: Bachelor Internationale ontwikkelingsstudies (BIN) and Bachelor Gezondheid en Maatschappij (BGM). Visit the Study Handbook for more information on our courses.

Students from BIN and BGM can do their bachelor thesis with RSO. Follow the link below on more information on how to do a bachelor thesis.

Information for Master students

RSO teaches in the following master programmes:

Continue to courses or visit the Study Handbook for more information on our courses. Students from MID, MCS, MFT en MOA can also to their thesis and internships with RSO.

Information for PhD students

RSO hosts many PhD candidates from different backgrounds. RSO enjoys an outstanding international reputation. As a PhD candidate at RSO, you will be executing your research in one of the domains of RSO. If you are interested in doing a PhD at RSO, please first check the general information on the PhD programme of Wageningen University & Research.

There is a wide variety of PhD research going on at the Rural Sociology Group. Have a look at our list of current PhD research.

We regularly offer interesting PhD possibilities within (inter)national projects. You can always inquire about the possibilities (contact our research co-ordinator J. Jongerden) and keep an eye on our weblog