As part of our continuing efforts to increase the accessibility of our courses to a wider range of students here at Dartington, we’re delighted to announce today two part-funded assistantships on the Regenerative Food, Farming and Enterprise Master’s programme, starting in January next year. 

We are accepting applications to fill two research positions for our master’s programme in Regenerative Food, Farming and Enterprise at Schumacher College. The first project will focus on developing new educational curriculum for sustainability and food production at the Park School, located on the Dartington Estate. The second project will focus on carrying out biodiversity surveys, above and below ground, on intensively cultivated agricultural land at Hainbury Farm, located in Ilchester, Somerset. These surveys and analyses will contribute to a 10 year restoration plan centered on regenerative practices.

Both projects will be carried out in collaboration with either the Park School or associates from Hainbury Farm, and Schumacher College. Compensation will be in the form of a scholarship of £5000.

Qualifications: For the first project we are looking for students with a background and interest in childhood education and sustainability, and garden design. For the second project we invite those with a background in ecology, quantitative data analysis, water and soil sampling, and/or natural history.

Deadline: October 22, 2021

Start date: January 2022

For details about these two offerings please email Dr. Nathan Einbinder, Programme Lead in Regenerative Food and Farming:

For information about the MSc programme please go to the course webpage via this link


These assistantships accompany a range of other measures we’ve introduced recently, including a dramatic reduction in the tuition fees to study at Schumacher College, the option for students in England to apply for a student loan, our continuing bursary fund, and specific scholarships, such as the Gustav Metzger Foundation Scholarship in partnership with Hauser & Wirth which will support a student with refugee status or an application for asylum in the UK on the Arts and Place MA at Dartington Arts School.

As part of our 30th anniversary celebrations, we are also holding a student bursary fundraising campaign. If you’d like to support students to study at Dartington in the future, click here to find out how you can get involved.