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The MA Ecological Design Thinking programme at University of Plymouth is trans-disciplinary, insightful and universal in its application; pragmatic and integrative in its operation. It aims to create a novel ground for change makers at the forefront of our transition to sustainable societies.

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It is precisely at this time of global upheaval that we want you to come to Dartington Trust to share with us the ways in which you are moved to live and act differently. With a focus on interactive, experiential and participatory learning, Dartington Trust offers the practical skills and strategic thinking required to face the ecological, economic and social challenges of the 21st Century bringing together the leading thinkers, activists and practitioners internationally, to deliver a unique brand of small group learning experiences. Dartington Trust has an enviable reputation for cutting-edge learning.

Key facts:

The MA Ecological Design Thinking programme offered at University of Plymouth  brings together theoretical and practical discourses on ecologically inspired design, with methods of design thinking that are merged with the latest developments in anthropology, psychology and socio- political economics. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Ecological Paradigm: Living Earth and the Anthropocene 
  • Social and Political Economy: From system maintenance to system transformation 
  • Ecological Design Thinking: Catalysing transformation 
  • Ecological Design Thinking in Practice 1: Transforming the story of place 
  • Ecological Design Thinking in Practice 2: Transformation in action 
  • Ecological Design Thinking: Dissertation 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A relevant degree with honours or an equivalent professional qualification. Other qualifications accompanied by substantial experience in an appropriate field may also be considered.
  •  Non-standard applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

Tuition Fee

  • As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.
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Living costs for Plymouth

731 - 1387 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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