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Postgraduate Courses

Another way is possible

“If still more education is to save us, it would have to be education of a different kind: an education that takes us into the depth of things” E.F. Schumacher

Come to Schumacher College for a truly unique and transformative journey of inner and outer learning.

Study with some of the biggest international names in social, economic and ecological thinking for the 21st Century.

Experience our radical blend of traditional, participatory, reflective and experiential learning in a communal living and working environment.

Join us for postgraduate studies at Schumacher College, set on the beautiful Dartington Hall Estate in the thriving town of Totnes, South Devon. Accredited and delivered through Plymouth University.


We do recognise that the high quality, and therefore high cost learning model we operate here is beyond some people’s financial means, and we would like our programmes to be more accessible to these students. We do have a bursary for students studying full-time at Masters level (but not for PG Dip or PG Cert) and encourage students to apply. For information about Bursaries click here

Click here for more information on how we set our course fees

Application deadlines

For programmes starting January 2015 please submit your application by 31 October 2014.

We recommend these dates to avoid disappointment, although we will continue to receive applications throughout the year until all places are filled. Please note that if you will need a Tier 4 visa you should please observe the above application deadlines in order to allow ample time for the visa application process.

Holistic Science

MSc (full-time and part-time) and PG Certificate starting September 2014. 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. read more…

Sustainable Horticulture and Food Production - growing low input, diverse and resilient food systems

MSc and PG Diploma (full-time and part-time) and PG Certificate – enrolling for January 2016. Join the growers, leaders and change agents at the forefront of new thinking in Horticulture for resilient and healthy food systems. This course explores the frontiers of research and practice that will meet the social, ecological and economic challenges our food systems face in the 21st Century. read more…

Economics for Transition - achieving low carbon, high well-being, resilient economies

MA (full-time and part-time) and PG Certificate starting September 2014. 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. read more…

Ecological Design Thinking

MA and PG Diploma (full-time and part-time) and PG Certificate starting January 2015
Our new ground-breaking programme combines deep ecological understanding, socio-cultural dynamics and the tools and insights of design in studio and practice, to facilitate the transformation of human systems. read more…

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