We focus on interactive and experiential education to help students develop the practical skills and strategic thinking required to face 21st century challenges.
This year we are celebrating our 30th year of providing transformative learning experiences at Dartington.
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flexible learning models
We offer pathways to learning to suit all needs – including part time routes, single modules, and blended learning models.
This radical new course is designed to help you develop your knowledge and understanding of resilient human-scale food systems and learn the skills needed to design, influence or develop resilient, productive food-based networks and businesses of your own. With an ecological and systemic approach, you will carve out a path towards making a positive contribution to the food economy.
Regenerative Economics challenges and offers alternative perspectives to mainstream economics programmes – by looking through the lens of ecology as if both people and planet mattered equally.
Explore the rich intersection of embodied practice, environmental philosophy and ecological thinking with this distinctive new course. The first of its kind, the MA programme encourages you to use your own physical engagement with the world to reshape your understanding of place, nature, self and society, with the help of world-renowned experts from a wide range of physical pursuits.
A radical programme for students looking to reconsider their relationship with the more-than-human and find solutions to the environmental and social crises of our time. The course equips you with the skills to engage practically in the field, while also allowing you the time and space to develop a personal understanding of the interconnected nature of the world.
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.
The BSc in Regenerative Food and Farming gives you the opportunity to explore leading-edge alternatives to mainstream agricultural practices and food systems, through a programme of integrated experiential learning, study alongside expert faculty and practitioners, meaningful work placement, and guided independent projects.
CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF SCHUMACHER COLLEGE
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A unique brand of small-group experiences which embrace the learning through head, hand, and heart.
Our horticultural students join a rich, six month immersive programme learning how to grow food in a way that maintains and restores soil and ecosystem health.
research at dartington
We offer research degrees in partnership with University of Westminster CREAM. Our researchers have expertise in a wide range of topics including arts practice-led research; animism; medieval literature; modernism; story and myth; arts, design and ecology; ecology and spirituality; Goethean science; regenerative economics, farming and food; social work with adults and children; and social enterprise.
latest news & blogs
Ecological Design Thinking is an interdisciplinary programme welcoming students from different backgrounds and expertise. Find out more about what 2021 – 2022 students have been up to as part of the Design in Practice module.
A short story about Dartington’s pollinator meadow.
Ecologist Dr Stephan Harding reflects on the decision to rewild a large stretch of land along the River Dart 30 years ago and the benefits to wildlife we can see there today.