Minor Environmental Communication

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 minor 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 minor by visiting the Communication, Philosophy and Technology group.


In the MSc Environmental Sciences programme you can choose the minor Environmental Communication. Within this minor 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 minor.

Subject Code Period* Phase
Compulsory unless advised otherwise:
Environmental Education and Learning for Sustainability ELS-31806 6WD M1
Restricted optional: select one out of these two options**
Risk Communication CPT-24306 4WD M1
Communicating for Sustainability and Responsible Innovation CPT-22306 2AF M1
Restricted optional: select one out of these four options**
MSc Internship Knowledge, Technology and Innovation CPT-70824 1,2,3,4,5,6 M2
MSc Internship Strategic Communication CPT-71324 1,2,3,4,5,6 M2
MSc Thesis Knowledge, Technology and Innovation CPT-80824 1,2,3,4,5,6 M2
MSc Thesis Strategic Communication CPT-81324 1,2,3,4,5,6 M2
*MO = morning; AF= afternoon; WD = whole day
**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. The study handbook is guiding in case of any discrepancy.

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

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