Taught course

Economics for Transition

Schumacher College

Entry requirements

We welcome students directly from an undergraduate degree, taking time-out to study mid-career or wanting an opportunity to retrain in a subject area that is of huge importance to our global economic future and wellbeing.

We are looking for enthusiastic agents of change who are ready to co-create a new economy and prepared to take a risk and explore the latest cutting-edge research in this area.

Schumacher College welcomes students from all over the world. The learning community has a diverse mix of cultural experiences, ages and backgrounds that allows for rich peer-to-peer learning.

Months of entry


Course content

The Economics for Transition programme considers alternative economic models including ecological economics that were once considered marginal but could now help us radically rethink our existing financial systems. What changes are needed to make our societies more resilient in the face of climate change, biodiversity loss, reliance on fossil fuels, financial instability, food security and poverty? As we turn to face a new economic dawn, we see how these theories and practices are now moving centre stage.

Schumacher College has developed a reputation for pioneering radical new thinking in economics, attracting leading teachers, practitioners and activists from across the globe. The Economics For Transition programme has inspired and supported numerous organisations and people in their endevours to achieve a more sustainable and equitable world.

We launched our first postgraduate programme in Economics for Transition in 2011 in association with the New Economics Foundation, the Transition Network and the Business School at Plymouth University. This unique partnership offers you an unparalleled opportunity to learn about the latest ecological economic thinking, activism and entrepreneurship.

Hosted by highly respected radical economists and complemented by an international visiting faculty of teachers and practitioners, this programme offers the opportunity to join those at the forefront of new ecological, economic thinking.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24+ months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)1803 847212