M.A. On Campus Online

Ecological Design Thinking

12 months
17146 GBP/year
11180 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Our Ecological Design Thinking degree at Schumacher College are designed to suit the complexities of modern life, allowing you to live where you live and work where you work, whilst studying the subject you are passionate about as a member of our wide-reaching learning community.


This Ecological Design Thinking programme from Schumacher College offers a dynamic new way of engaging with the challenging situations we face socially, economically and environmentally.


  • We show you how to use ecological design thinking to unravel complex situations in the work-place, in your community or within organisations. 
  • You will learn the practical skills and knowledge to show you how to achieve co-created solutions, which engage everyone and foster resilience in individuals and communities.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Design and Ecology 
  • Design and Society 
  • Design and Place
  • Design in Practice 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • BA/BSc (Honours) Degree: a first degree in design related subjects, or social or natural sciences. Where the first degree is not design-related, a portfolio of work will be required in support of the application or experience that is equivalent.
  • Other non-standard awards or experience: a willingness to play a part in the interrogating and co-creating of Ecological Design Thinking as an evolving discipline. Candidates will be considered with prior credited learning and prior experiences subject to interview.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17146 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17146 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    11180 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11180 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU Full Time: £15,534 per year.

Living costs for Totnes

660 - 1140 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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