24 months
17616 EUR/year
1084 EUR/year
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The Health and Society programme from Wageningen University and Research studies the social and behavioural aspects of health and health promotion. Besides that, you will also look at other factors that affect health. For instance the organisation of the food system and the interaction between individuals and the physical environment.

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For many centuries, the care for individuals and population health has been the domain of medical science. However, it is widely recognised that modern health problems are complex and cannot be solved only by hospitals and medical doctors. Many diseases are related to lifestyles, the social and physical environment, access to information and the opportunities for making healthy choices.

You become a Health and Society expert by:

  • Being context-sensitive in the domains of science and health promotion.
  • Taking into account the degree to which people have (financial) means for health protection and improvement. This is based on geographical orientation, social justice, and inequalities and inequities between regions.
  • Embedding health and health promoting activities in social life.

Career prospects

The graduates of Health and Society programme from Wageningen University and Research  work for governments, health care institutes or arbo services. Alumni work in national or international organisations, like the Red Cross, Oxfam Novib, or patient associations, research institutes, insurers or health-promoting institutes. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Science Communication: Dialogue and Transdisciplinarity
  • General Safety
  • Research Methods and Data Analysis in Communication and Health
  • Modular Skills Training
  • Academic Consultancy Training
  • Data Science for Health 
  • Data Science Ethics
  • Research Master Cluster: Proposal Writing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Sept: Application via Studielink will open in October


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

Enrolment in a MSc programme at Wageningen University & Research requires:

  •  A bachelor degree or equivalent in a field of science relevant to your selected programme.
  •  Sufficient academic performance throughout your BSc degree, as shown by an average unweighted mark that meets the required minimum, as determined in the International credentials evaluation guide.
  •  Meet our English language requirements (see below).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17616 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17616 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1084 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1084 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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