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Regenerative Economics Sept 2023

September 11, 2023 @ 8:00 am - August 13, 2024 @ 5:00 pm

regenerative economics

MA Regenerative Economics challenges and offers alternative perspectives to mainstream economics programmes by looking through the lens of ecology, as if both people and planet mattered equally.

The programme adopts an interrogative approach, exploring diverse global economic philosophies and models. The low-residency structure of this programme enables professionals to combine work and study.

On this course, you’ll explore alternative economic models, many of which were once considered marginal but could now help us radically rethink our existing economic systems. What changes are needed to make our societies more resilient in the face of climate change, biodiversity loss and our reliance on fossil fuels and to address financial instability, food insecurity and poverty?

In recent years we have seen huge political and social upheaval around the globe, bringing our societies to a critical point which now calls for a new way of economic thinking. Schumacher College has developed a reputation for pioneering radical new thinking, attracting leading international teachers, practitioners and activists. Our economics programme has inspired and supported numerous organisations and people in their endeavours to achieve a more sustainable and equitable world.

We continue to maintain our partnership with the Business School at the University of Plymouth.

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.



  • develop an understanding of how living system design principles can be applied in the socio-economic realm – in short how we can ecologise economy rather than economising ecology
  • co-create theoretical principles for a new approach to economics – exploring what a post-growth economy might look like and charting pathways to get there
  • work alongside new economy pioneers in the creation and refinement of qualitatively new, mission-based enterprises and other economic structures
  • develop the capacity to communicate complex ideas, problems and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • explore new economic systems and behaviours not just in abstract theory, but as an engaged participant using head, heart and hands
  • enhance your skills as a researcher in the domain of new economics


September 11, 2023 @ 8:00 am
August 13 @ 5:00 pm
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