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Communication, Health and Life Sciences

Wageningen University & Research

Master Postgraduate Wageningen

Course description

Qualification Master of Science
Field of study Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts
Course summary Communication, Health and Life Sciences in Wageningen trains academics who are able to understand, facilitate and drive societal change in complex settings related to life science or health issues.
Course description -
Study subjects In the Master Communication, Health and Life Sciences students learn to understand complex social problems around food, health and life sciences from various perspectives as well as to translate issues for diverse audiences and to build bridges across societal boundaries; between science and society, health and care and different professions.
Course objectives The programme aims to deliver academically equipped communication professionals who can integrate perspectives of scientists and/or groups in society. They are able to analyse, design and manage the role of communication in innovation processes within the domains of life sciences. Examples are nature, environment, water, nutrition and health, biotechnology and food production.
ECTS credits 120.00
Duration 24 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes -
Accreditation NVAO

About the institution

Department Wageningen University & Research
Information about the institution Wageningen University & Research is the only university in the Netherlands to focus specifically on the theme 'healthy food and living environment'.


Admission requirements
  1. Grade Point Average of at least 70%; good skills in mathematics and/or statistics; basic computer skills.
  2. applicants must provide recent evidence of their spoken and written command of English.
  3. BSc or BA with a general background in the social sciences and specific knowledge of communication science.
Language requirements
IELTS overall band 6.5
IELTS speaking 6
TOEFL internet based 92
Professional experience required -
Duration 24 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2020 - 1 May 2020
1 Sep 2021 - 1 May 2021
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2020 (FT)€ 2143€ 15700€ 13250

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.


Orange Knowledge Programmes (OKP), Anne van den Ban Scholarships Fund, FAO, Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program, Orange Knowledge Scholarship Programme (formerly NFP), StuNed Scholarship Programme, WUF

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Gerry van Nieuwenhoven

Programme director Communication, Health and Life Sciences

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study info

Telephone number +31 (0) 317-48 48 48
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