MSc thesis opportunity: Sustainable Food Systems Research for Impact

Duration: 6 months

Language: English

Credits: 33-36 ECTS (programme dependent)

Start Date: As soon as possible 

Are you passionate about food system transformation?  We are looking for students to review 20 years of practical case studies, which have been conducted for international research and innovation projects, and to follow up on key cases of food system transformation, looking at success and failure. Your job will be to dig deep into real-world examples of people, organizations and networks that are trying to change our food systems.  You will identify trends, opportunities and challenges and drawing on sociological theories, you will analyse the data to help advance our understanding of food system transformation.

The supervision team includes:

  • Professor Han Wiskerke, Chair of RSO
  • Dr Jessica Duncan, Associate Professor in RSO


  • MSc student from MDR, MID, MOA, MCH and MFT who wish to work on an RSO thesis.
  • Candidates should have a strong interest in food system research and a passion for social justice.
  • Candidates should have good knowledge of (and preferably experience with) qualitative research methods, in particular document analysis and interviewing.
  • Very good organizational skills and experience/interest in developing databases is an asset.  

If interested please contact