ENP Education Vision
Within the ENP group, we provide high quality education in the sociology and political science of environmental transformations. We aim to educate both social and natural science students, and in doing so represent the social sciences of the environment across a diversity of BSc and MSc programmes at Wageningen University.
The education programme of ENP is based on representation of our research and visibility for a wide range of students within the educational programme of Wageningen University.
The ENP Group offers courses in Environmental Policy and the Social Sciences to the Bachelors and Masters curricula of Environmental Sciences:
- Urban Environmental Management
- Management, Economics and Consumer Studies
- International Development Studies
- Aquaculture and Marine Resource Management
The Environmental Policy Group is involved in teaching several courses. Additionally you can do an internship or thesis at our department.
Visit the Study Handbook website for more detailed information.
BSc minors coordinated by ENP
The subjects for a thesis research are often associated with the group's five core research innovation themes.
The research areas of ENP are:
1. Sustainable Urban Infrastructures
2. Marine Governance
3. Sustainable Food Transformations
4. Governing Environmental Mobilities
5. Governing Climate Futures
Students who would like to do their MSc thesis at ENP can contact Corry Rothuizen (firstname.lastname@example.org) to make an appointment for an intake with a thesis coordinator in our group. Students are expected to prepare for the intake meeting by selecting one of the five research themes to do their MSc research in and one or two thesis projects of interest that fall under that theme. Alternatively, there is the possibility for students to do something different and develop their own idea for a MSc thesis in Environmental Policy. In that case the student is strongly encouraged to come up with a one-page proposal to the thesis coordinators.
At the intake meeting, the thesis coordinator will discuss the possible supervisors for your thesis topic within the ENP group. Note that students are only allowed to start a thesis when they have completed their Bachelors and the required ENP courses according to their Masters programme (see study handbook).
Once you have made contact with a potential supervisor, you will further select and demarcate the research subject. After that you agreed on the exact research subject, you should register as a thesis student. During the first meeting with your supervisor, you will obtain further information about the thesis trajectory and requirements. Important to know is that the proposal trajectory entails a maximum of three meetings for the proposal writing. During the remaining thesis trajectory, every text will only be read twice: in part (e.g. chapter or section) and in the context of the full draft thesis.
To read more about the how to get started on a Master thesis at ENP, download the Thesis Topic Brochure.
ENP PhD program
Over the past 5 years, the number of PhD projects has increased considerably, with researchers coming from all parts of the world. Although it is not an official requirement, many PhD researchers prior to the PhD project took part in the MSc program 'Environmental Science and Management' of Wageningen University. All PhD researchers and projects contribute directly to the research program of the ENP group and are included in the research schools SENSE or WASS. All PhD researchers have an officially approved training and supervision program. Research proposals for PhD projects are always presented to and discussed among the other members of the ENP group during so called Research Colloquia.
Those who want to start a PhD at the Environmental Policy group at Wageningen University can find general information on the PhD application procedure on the PhD website of Wageningen University.
For more information on the ENP PhD program, please see research.
Specializing in environmental policy at Wageningen University provides the basis for students to work as researchers, advisors, civil servants and policy makers and development organisations. Since 2000 over 350 students have written a thesis under ENP supervision.
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MSc Students who write their thesis with the Environmental Policy group will present their work in a MSc Colloquium. You are warmly invited to attend the colloquia.