A new bursary scheme for the BSc Regenerative Food & Farming

by | Dec 14, 2021 | News & blogs, News & blogs: Schumacher College, Regenerative Food and Farming, Uncategorized

Students at work in the field

Image credit: Julia Zhou

A new scheme launches to support students through their first year of study on our leading-edge new undergraduate programme in Regenerative Food and Farming at Schumacher College.

Students from England can apply for a £6000 student finance loan to join the new undergraduate BSc in Regenerative Food and Farming. Our full tuition fees are £9,250 in line with other comparable undergraduate courses. To address this difference, we are pleased to announce a new scheme which will support up to 25 full-time students from England with a bursary of £3,250 to fund their studies during the 2022-23 academic year. Successful applicants will appreciate a tuition fee 35% lower than comparable programmes in their first year and will graduate with a lower debt burden.

We believe that widespread adoption of regenerative ecological approaches to farming and food production can play a vital role in our collective attempts to curb runaway climate change. Appropriate accredited training in how to reform our food systems, from improving soil health to increasing biodiversity, needs to happen as soon as possible and should be truly accessible to people from all walks of life.

These bursaries add to an existing suite of measures we’ve brought in recently to make studying at Schumacher College and Dartington Arts School more accessible to a much wider range of people. These include a reduction in our postgraduate tuition fees, an increase in the number of scholarship awards offered to exceptional candidates, and more bursaries offered to students in need.

The BSc is one of the very first undergraduate degrees in the UK to offer a dedicated approach to regenerative, ecological methods in farming and we are certain that the skills and knowledge gained from studying at Dartington will help students go on to bring about real, positive and much-needed change in the global agriculture sector. We hope this new funding will give students the support they need to come and study with us from September 2022. Applications are invited via UCAS for these 25 places on a first come first served basis, preferably before 26 January 2022.

Growers sowing seeds at Schumacher College