The Rural Sociology Group provides Bachelor and Master courses to several education programmes of Wageningen University. A list of all courses offered in an academic year can be found at the education page of the Rural Sociology Wageningen University website. Next to these courses staff of the Rural Sociology Group supervises internships and thesis students from two Bachelor and five Master programmes.

Bachelor programmes have a duration of three years and the first two years courses are mainly taught in Dutch. The language of instruction of third year courses is English, as some of the courses are also mandatory for students from other universities that want to do a Master in International Development Studies or in Health and Society. Rural Sociology is participating in two Bachelors:

The Rural Sociology Group participates in five Master programmes and a major Rural Sociology can be done in each of the respective specializations:

At the linked websites you will find more detailed information on the programmes and specializations. More information can also be found at the Rural Sociology Wageningen University website. And you can contact our education coordinator Jessica de Koning:

PhD research and training is mainly carried out in programs, which are endorsed by the Wageningen School of Social Sciences (WASS). If you are interested in a PhD you can contact Han Wiskerke, chair of the Rural Sociology Group ( or Dirk Roep, research coordinator of the Rural Sociology Group (