Milou Oosterwijk (second from the left) with her diploma and proud family. © Luuk Zegers


Degrees for first 'online' students

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5 oktober 2018

The first four students who took an online Master’s at WUR have now graduated. They received their degrees this week. They see the ability to combine a study with a job as the main benefit of this new degree option.

After her degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at Nijmegen, Milou Oosterwijk felt she was not yet finished with studying. ‘I was already interested in epidemiology and I could choose between the regular Master’s in Nutritional Epidemiology and Public Health at Wageningen and the online variant. I chose the online degree as that lets you work and build up experience at the same time.’

Jeroen Vermue went for an online Master’s for similar reasons. He works for a plant breeding company. ‘One of my colleagues did the regular Plant Breeding Master’s. At one point he had to go to the university three mornings a week for courses. That is difficult to combine with a job.’

You don't get the contact with other students, but you have a lot of freedom instead
Milou Oosterwijk

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Photo: © Luuk Zegers