Information for applicants regarding coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information for applicants regarding coronavirus (COVID-19)

We have developed a flexible model for our 20/21 academic year which will allow all courses to go ahead regardless of Covid-19 alert status. With a unique mix of online and remote learning, and a reopening of the campus and on-site accommodation, new applicants may rest assured that we have a clear plan to deliver fully immersive programmes, while still respecting everyone’s safety and health with respect to COVID-19.


How are your learning programmes affected by the coronavirus outbreak?

We are working to keep our focus on developing engaging experiences for all students – both today and in the coming weeks and months. The Dartington Trust is continuing to run MA programmes remotely, and we are open for applications to postgraduate programmes at Schumacher College and Dartington Arts School due to start in September 2020. Some of these courses have been adjusted to offer more online learning - please read MA course pages carefully before applying.

I can't take my English language test due to centres being closed. What should I do?

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many IELTS and SELT centres are currently closed. In order to help us to assess your English language competency and continue with your postgraduate programme application, please consider taking the IELTS Indicator test. This can be done in the comfort and safety of your own home.

Please click on this link to access the test:

 At present the IELTS indicator test does not replace the normal IELTS Academic test for those where English is not your first language, or the IELTS UKVI test for those requiring a Tier 4 visa to study with us, but it does enable us to continue with your application at this uncertain time. Please send in your programme application even if you do not have an IELTS test certificate and have not taken the IELTS indicator test yet. We can still begin to process your application.

I am due to start my studies in September 2020. Will you be delaying the start of term?

At present, we are not delaying the start of term but Modules 1 and 2 of our MA Ecological Design Thinking and MA Regenerative Economics have been adjusted to include more online learning and other changes; please read the course pages carefully before applying. Existing bookers should have been contacted regarding this with full details, and if further changes occur, we will write to notify you.