24 months
18700 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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In the Communication, Health and Life Sciences programme at the Wageningen University and Research, you will study complex social challenges around health or life sciences from various perspectives. 

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These life sciences can be for example climate, nature, environment, water, sustainability, biotechnology and food production. You will learn what the role of communication is in addressing these social challenges.

What makes the master's communication science unique?

  • The focus on life sciences or health and their interaction with complex societal challenges.
  • You will learn to build bridges between science, experts, professionals and citizens

Future career - Communication, Health and Life Sciences

If you would like to know what your possibilities are with a Communication, Health and Life Sciences programme from Wageningen University and Research , you can read the stories of our alumni. They will tell you the career perspectives and opportunities after finishing the programme Communication, Health and Life Sciences.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Science Communication
  • Research Methods and Data Analysis
  • Advanced Communication Science
  • Innovation and Transformation
  • Social Inequalities in Health
  • Comparative Health Problems and Policies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
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120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A WUR BSc degree in Communication and Life Sciences, Health and Society, International Development Studies, or equivalent.
  • The norm for this equivalence is for both the specialisations Communication and Innovation and Health and Society ≥60 ECTS in Social Sciences on an academic level of which: ≥50 ECTS in communication sciences, sociology and/or (social) psychology; ≥10 ECTS in advanced social-scientific research methodology (including basics in statistics)
  • Transcript of records displaying the content of previous course subjects and project work;
  • Curriculum vitae displaying relevant work, internship and/or project experience on an academic level in a relevant field if applicable.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18700 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Wageningen

700 - 800 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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