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Taught Postgraduate Programmes

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Welcome to Schumacher College

Schumacher College is set in the grounds of the historic Dartington Hall Estate, a charity that has been a catalyst since 1925 for helping develop a more sustainable, more just and more enriching world. 

By choosing to study here you become connected to our network of international alumni and friends of 45,000 people, many of whom are changing lives in communities around the world.  You will get the chance to engage with leading thinkers, artists and activists.

The holistic science principle of a participatory relationship with nature is the foundation of all that we do.  Our approach is collaborative and trans-disciplinary and we believe in learning by doing.  By joining the Schumacher College learning community you can start your own journey of change, meet like-minded people and transform your ideas into action.

Ecological Design Thinking

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 2018. Learn More...

Economics for Transition

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 2018. Learn More...

Holistic Science

Holistic Science

Nature is our teacher in this transformational degree from the pioneers of holistic science. Immerse yourself in systems, complexity and chaos theory, eco-psychology and the science of qualities. Look beyond the limits of traditional science to solve the ecological and social problems of today - recommences September 2018. Learn More...

Myth and Ecology

A residential and immersive postgraduate programme that takes imagination seriously. This is a deep study of image, cosmology, storytelling, myth and lived experience that reaches out to an earth that is profoundly more than human. - recommences September 2019. Learn More...


Ecology and Spirituality - Together with University of Wales Trinity Saint Davids at Lampeter we also offer a ground-breaking MA Ecology and Spirituality programme. 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.