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Welcome to Schumacher College 

Schumacher College is part of the historic Dartington Hall Estate, a charity that has contributed to developing a more sustainable world since 1925.

We are small, but we have a network of international alumni and friends of more than 45,000 people around the globe enabling you to engage with leading thinkers, artists and activists. We embrace the principle of a participatory relationship with nature in our learning and by joining our learning community you can start your own journey of change and transform your ideas into action.

Applications for MA Ecological Design Thinking and MA Economics for Transition, are now open and will begin September 2019.

Exciting plans are underway to expand our range of postgraduate courses at Schumacher College and across the Dartington Estate with Dartington Learning.  We want our courses to be more affordable and accessible to a wider range of people while maintaining the core values of Schumacher College teaching.  We want to build on experience and content developed through all the postgraduate programmes here over the years, including MSc Holistic Science, MA Ecology and Spirituality and MA Myth and Ecology, along with the current programmes.

Closing dates for applications: Please note applications need to be completed - with a deposit of a cheque or cash transfer by June 1, 2019. The deadline for payment of the deposit will be 2 weeks from the date of issue of the offer letter. The processing of your application may take several weeks so please make sure you allow plenty of time.

Applications Are Open

Ecological Design Thinking

MA Ecological Design Thinking

Be active and transformative within organisations, communities, economics and education as we meet the challenge of transitioning to low carbon, high well-being and resilient places and systems. Never has there been a more important time for a new approach to design. - starts September 2019Learn More...

Economics for Transition

MA Economics for Transition

Are you ready for economic change? Help create a system fit for the challenges of the 21st Century and become a leader in our new low-carbon, resilient and equitable economy. Learn from the cutting-edge thinkers, practitioners and activists who are making economic change a global reality - starts September 2019. Learn More...

How To Apply

To apply for one of our postgraduate programmes, download the interactive application PDF and email the completed form to

Supporting Documentation

After you have submitted your online application please send all necessary supporting information as soon as possible to allow us to process your application.

Our Approach To Learning

Schumacher College has a community-based approach to learning drawing on 90 years of progressive education at Dartington where the emphasis is on ‘whole person learning’ and ‘learning by doing’.

Fees and Funding

Find out about the postgraduate student fees and support offered by the College and by other financial institutions.