Master thesis with RSO

All MSc programs at Wageningen University include thesis research. Students from different programmes can write their Master thesis with the chair group Rural Sociology (RSO). Below you will find more information on how to proceed if you want to do a thesis project at RSO.

Thesis at RSO

Different master programmes and specializations give access to RSO thesis supervision. Students should check with your study advisor if they meet the requirements for an RSO thesis.

Additionally, students should also be aware that we strongly encourage a good knowledge of qualitative, ethnograpic methods. The methodological requirements are not always part of the master programmes but it would facilitatie the thesis research a lot.

Thesis topic

Students should think on their own about a thesis topic that fits the research profile and interests of RSO. We have 3 sources of information:

  1. RSO has a Brightspace page that includes all different thesis topics, thesis vacancies and supervision profiles. See below for more information
  2. RSO published thesis vacancies on social media channels (Instagram and Facebook) and on their webblog.
  3. Students can get inspired by checking the list of completed RSO MSc thesis at the WUR Library.

Brightspace Space Place and Society

Thesis at RSO are organised within the cluster of Space Place and Society (SPS). SPS has an information hub on Brightspace called Space Place and Society: Thesis and Internship. This Brightspace offers general information, 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.

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As soon as students have a more or less fixed idea of what they want to do for their master research, they need to plan a meeting with the education coordinator Jessica de Koning. She will direct you to a possible supervisor for your thesis. Intake meetings can be planned online via this link to her Calendy page.


For questions and information about the thesis, contact the Education Coordination at