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Education of the RSO Group

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 BSc- or MSc-thesis or an internship. We teach in a number of different bachelor and master programmes.

Information for Bachelor students

The Rural Sociology Group teaches in two bachelor programmes:

> Bachelor Internationale ontwikkelingsstudies (BIN)
> Bachelor Gezondheid en Maatschappij (BGM)

Go to the overview of all RSO courses per period or visit the Study Handbook for more information on our courses. Students from BIN and BGM can do their bachelor thesis with RSO. More information on how to do a bacholor thesis can be found on Brightspace SPS: Thesis, Internship and research practice (for WUR students only). This Brightspace offers general information, a step-by-step guide on how to start your MSc Thesis process, supervision profiles, thesis vacancies and more. Enroll yourself at this Brightspace page by clicking this link or alternatively use the Discover tool and search for Space Place and Society.

Information for Master students

The Rural Sociology Group teaches in the following master programmes:

> Master International Development Studies (MID)
> Master's Communication, Health and Life Science (MCS)
> Master Development and Rural Innovation (MDR)
> Master Organic Agriculture (MOA)
> Master Food Technology (MFT)
> Master Landscape, Architecture and Planning (MLP)

Go to the overview of all RSO courses per period or visit the Study Handbook for more information on our courses. Students from MID, MCS, MDR, MOA and MFT can do their thesis and internship 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.

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