Schumacher College celebrates its MA in Economics for Transition with a cluster of short and vocational courses aimed at career development for professionals.
, the leading UK institute in transformative education for sustainability
, this year opened its doors to the first intake of students for MA in Economics for Transition
. This cutting-edge programme, the first of its kind in the world, has been developed in partnership with New Economics Foundation
, The Business School of the University of Plymouth
and the Transition Network
. The aim is to educate future practitioners of the new economy by combining rigorous critique of the current growth model with investigation of practical solutions and pathways to low carbon and resilient economies.
Aimed at those who are enthusiastic for change, whether mid-career or coming from a first degree, the programme incorporates challenging and radical ideas from the leading thinkers, activists and practitioners in this arena, including Andrew Simms, Satish Kumar, Ed Mayo, Jonathan Porritt, Rob Hopkins, Richard Douthwaite, Jonathan Dawson and Eve Mittleton-Kelly. Students engage with a range of learning methods, from lectures and seminars, to participatory, experiential and reflective enquiry, either as a full-time resident at the College or during part-time intensives.
For those who cannot commit to a full Masters programme, many of the modules are being offered as one-off short courses this year, opening this unrivalled learning and career development opportunity to those in full employment.
Short courses for professionals
Bringing Systems to Life: Eco-Constellations with Jenny MacKewn, November 7-11, £550
Green Entrepreneurship in Action, November 14-25, £750 per week
Artful Organisations, with Chris Seeley and Chris Nichols, December 4-7, £550
Money and Enterprise for a Sustainable Future, January 23–February 10, £750 per week
Vocational courses for professionalsCertificate in Natural Build
, from January 2012, £450 per moduleFor more information visit www.schumachercollege.org.uk.