Master Applied Communication Science

 

master applied communication science

In the master Applied Communication Science 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 (e.g. between science and society, health and care and different professions).

The master starts with a common course with an interdisciplinary focus on issues in food, health and the environment. After the common course, you can choose between two specialisations: ‘Communication & Innovation’ and ‘Health & Society’. In the specialisation Communication & Innovation students learn to integrate communication science with problem solving and innovation in the domain of the life sciences, such as nature, environment, water, nutrition and health, biotechnology and food production. The specialisation Health & Society studies the social and behavioural aspects of health and health promotion, but also other factors that affects health, for instance the organization of the food system and the interaction between individuals and the physical environment.

Contact the studyadvisors for more information.

Heather Baker (Specialisation Communication and Innovation): heather.baker@wur.nl

Gerry van Nieuwenhoven (Specialisation Health and Society): gerry.vannieuwenhoven@wur.nl