University College Venlo (UCV) is unique. You follow your interests and select your own courses. This enables you to study issues related to health, nutrition and business in an interdisciplinary manner. It has been recognised that food can be regarded as medicine and that food can be used in either the prevention or the treatment of various chronic diseases.
With the help of your personal academic advisor, you build a tailor-made bachelor's programme. For example, you can study the topic Nutritional Pharmacotherapy (medicine 2.0) together with Social Psychology. The central part of your study programme is made up by courses within the concentration of your choice: Social sciences, Life sciences or a mixture of the two (Interdisciplinary). In the Social sciences concentration, you can choose courses in the various fields of the social sciences. For instance, Psychology of eating, Economics and/or Behaviour change. The Life sciences concentration offers courses like Biology, Epidemiology of Food, Pharmacology & Toxicology and Datamining. Combining courses from different disciplines will help you to develop a distinct academic profile. (The combining of courses) It also helps you to be perfectly adapted to the master’s programme of your choice or for the professional position that you are aiming for.
Food scientist Alie de Boer from the UM campus in Venlo is among the final five talented researchers who have a chance of winning the New Scientist title ‘Science Talent of the Year’.
The social impact of a small-scale university is huge
My courses mainly focus on consumer behaviour and how to help people to make healthy choices. Health, psychology and economics was not such a weird combination after all
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