Schumacher College is an international college for ecological studies offering postgraduate and undergraduate programmes, research degrees, short courses and a horticulture residency.

We focus on interactive and experiential education to develop practical skills and strategic thinking required to face 21st century challenges.

The College has a rich history as a trailblazer in ecological learning, and is this year celebrating its 30th birthday.

ABOUT US: Read more about our history and ethos >

Grower in our growing space, Henri's Field

live chats & open days

Get to know our College, our faculty and our programmes with these online and offline events.

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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.

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postgraduate programmes

Movement, Mind and Ecology

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.

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Engaged Ecology

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.

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undergraduate programmes

Regenerative Food and Farming

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.

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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.

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CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF SCHUMACHER COLLEGE

A programme of events and initiatives to mark 30 years of leading the way in transformative education – spearheaded by our Bursary Campaign, which aims to equip the next generation with the tools to address the social, environmental and economic challenges we all face.

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Short Courses

A unique brand of small-group experiences which embrace the learning through head, hand, and heart.

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Horticulture Programmes

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.

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virtually schumacher

– Ongoing series of live chats with course tutors
Podcasts
Video archive – including our long-running Earth Talks series

latest news & blogs

watch: Soil To Supper – Sustainability at Schumacher

watch: schumacher in the words of founder, satish kumar