Taught course

Ecological Design Thinking

Institution
Schumacher College
Qualifications
MAPGDipPGCert

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Entry requirements

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.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

We believe in a future where the things that we design no longer need to be detrimental to the wellbeing of our planet.

We believe in a future that pioneers ecological possibilities that redress social, environmental and economic imbalance.

We believe in a future that encourages creativity to explore integrated solutions that are beneficial to all-of-life.

This programme 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.

Ecological Design Thinking is a growing discipline around the world as its techniques are increasingly adopted in the fields of design, education and business as well as within leadership, management and consultancy.

The Ecological Design Thinking programme is transdisciplinary, insightful and universal in its application. The low-residency model allows for online study with four periods of two-week residency enabling professionals to continue their practice while studying.

It brings together theoretical and practical discourses on ecologically inspired design, with the latest developments in anthropology, psychology and socio-political economics. It aims to provide a tool-kit for change makers at the forefront of our transition to sustainable societies.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    flexible
    12-24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    flexible
    12-24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    full time
    3 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    flexible
    3+ months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
admissions@dartington.org