Available courses WURth-while

The courses on this page are open for WURth-while students. New courses will be added to the list when new teachers join the project.
WURth-while courses are free of charge.

Expanation of the course codes, including the level of the course

Every course has a code (AAA 1 02 03).

  • The three-letter code (AAA) refers the English name of the chair group responsible for the course.
  • The first figure (1) indicates the type or level of the course: 1=introductory, 2=continuing, 3=in depth, 5=capita selecta.
  • The second and third figures (02) are the sequence numbers of the course in the series (AAA).
  • The last two figures (03) indicate the number of credits assigned to the course in ECTS (1 ECTS=28 hours).

When do the courses run?

The WUR academic year has 6 course periods. You can do one course per period. For details, see Calendar Academic Year.

Please check the course period of the course you want to apply for, and keep in mind that the course admission procedure takes some time, so please apply at least 6 weeks in advance of the start of the course.

    Available courses

    Please check the links to learn more about the content of the courses.

    Online application form WURth-while course


    Agrotechnology and Food Sciences Courses
    Course code Course title Period Language of instruction
    HNH-39806 Hidden Hunger: Micronutrient Deficiencies in Low and Middle Income Countries 5 English
    TOX-30306 Food Toxicology 4 English
    TOX-30806 Environmental Toxicology 5 English
    TOX-31306 Environmental Risk Assessment of Chemicals 6 English
    Animal Sciences Courses
    Course code Course title Period Language of instruction
    ABG-30806 Modern Statistics for the Life Sciences 5 English
    ANU-30306 Nutrient Dynamics 5 English
    ANU-30806 Animal Nutrition and Physiology 4 English
    CBI-20306 Cell Biology and Health 3 English
    EZO-22306 Key concepts in developmental biology 5 Dutch & English
    Environmental Sciences Courses
    Course Code Course title Period Language of instruction
    ESA-20806 Principles of Environmental Sciences 1, 4 English
    ESA-22806 Environmental Systems Analysis: Methods and Applications 2, 6 English
    ESA-31306 Integrated Ecosystem Assessment in Regional Management (after ESA 22806) 5 English
    GEO-31306 Tourism and Globalization 5 English
    GRS-10306 Introduction Geo-information Science 1, 2, 3, 4 English
    HWM-32806 Catchment and Climate Hydrology (Does contain excursion but can be excluded) 5 English
    MAQ-22806 Atmosphere-Vegetation-Soil Interactions 5 Dutch and/or English
    REG-20306 Climate Change Ecology 5 English
    REG-33306 Disease Ecology 6 English
    SBL-31806 Nutrient Management 5 English
    SGL-24306 Fundamentals of Landscape (Does contain day trips) 4 English
    ENR-21306 Environmental Economics for Environmental Sciences 2, 5 English
    ENP-33306 Environment and Development 5 English
    ENP-35806 Environmental Quality and Governance 2, 5 English
    ENP-36306 Climate Governance 5 English
    Plant Sciences Courses
    Course Code Course title Period Language of instruction
    CSA-20806 Population and Systems Ecology 4 English
    GEN-11306 Evolution and Systematics 4 Dutch
    GEN-20306 Molecular and Evolutionary Ecology 5 English
    PBR-22303 Plant Breeding 1, 4 English
    Other Courses
    Course Code Course title Period Language of instruction
    MAT-20306 Advanced Statistics 1, 2, 5, 6 English
    PEN-20503 Ecology II 1, 6 Dutch
    ELS-65600 Scientific Writing Skills 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 English
    ELS-66400 Leadership for Transformation 1,5 English
    ELS-65900 Career Exploration 1, 3, 6 English
    ELS-65300 Negotiating skills 1, 2, 3 ,5 ,6 English
    ELS-66200 Consultancy skills 1, 2, 5 English
    ELS-67500 Dialogue skills 1, 3 English
    ELS-65800 Intuitive intelligence 1.5 2, 5, 6 English
    ELS-51403 Intuitive intelligence 3 2, 5, 6 English
    ELS-51901 Personal motivation assessment 2, 3 English
    Social Sciences Courses
    Course Code Course title Period Language of instruction
    CPT-11806 Technology, Development and Natural Resources 5 Dutch
    CPT-35806 Intercultural Communication 4 English
    ENP-24803 Social-Scientific Analysis of Environmental Issues 5 English
    ENP-31806 Globalization and Sustainability of Food Production and Consumption 4 English
    HSO-10306 Global Health 5 partly English, partly Dutch
    HSO-30806 Settings for Health Promotion 5 English
    LAW-31806 Global Trade Law 5 English
    BMO-23406 New Venture Creation: from Idea to Business Plan 5 English
    BMO-24806 Supply Chain Management 2 English
    RSO-21306 Political Sociology for Development 5 English
    RSO-33306 Food, Health and Society: An Integrated Socio-Political Perspective 4 English
    SDC-22806 Natural Resource Governance in a Complex World 5 English
    SDC-23306 Law and Political Power 1, 5 English
    SDC-30306 Sociological and Anthropological Perspectives on Development 1, 5 English
    SDC-30806 Political Ecologies of Natural Resource Distribution 5 English
    SDC-31306 Property Rights, Natural Resources and Conflict 5 English
    SDC-32306 Anthropology and Development 5 English
    SDC-33306 Methodology for Field Research in the Social Sciences 6 English
    SDC-34306 Studying Crisis: Conflict, Disaster and the Social 5 English
    SDC-35306 Natural Hazards and Disasters 5 English
    SDC-35806 Politics of Development: State, Property and Resistance 5 English
    SDC-52306 Urban Disaster Governance and Resilience 6 English

    MOOCs
    Course Code Course title Period Language of instruction
    MOOCs Free online courses 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 English