Taught course

Holistic Science

Schumacher College · Schumacher College

Entry requirements

We normally expect our MSc or PG Certificate students to hold a first degree in a natural or a social science, but we will accept applications from non-graduates in exceptional circumstances when relevant life and work experience can be demonstrated.

Months of entry


Course content

This is the only MSc Holistic Science programme in the world. It integrates aspects of reductionism and mainstream science with a more comprehensive basis for seeing and knowing the natural world. At the heart of Holistic Science is Goethe’s systematic way of involving deep intuitive appreciation of nature’s qualities and intrinsic value integrated with the cognitive study of complexity and emergence. This more holistic approach allows to more effectively tackle challenges in many areas, including ecology, biology, earth system science, physics, organisational development and health studies.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

      Course contact details

      + 44 (0) 1803 847212