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Our education programmes will enable you to gain practical knowledge and skills required to implement innovative circular economy projects. We base programme content on the latest circular economy research findings and practitioner insights. We specialise in on-line learning, designed for you to manage the competing demands of work, study and other life commitments. We have an outstanding track record in delivering cutting edge practical learning outcomes.

Current Programmes

A portfolio of courses for businesses and organisations seeking to initiate change towards Circular Economy opportunities. Designed for influencers and leaders. The Masterclass adopts a reflective approach to practice and using interactive case studies and close cooperation with some of the world’s circular economy pioneers in business, enterprise and design.


Sid Sarkar, Senior Director, Industrial Strategy, Philips, Amsterdam
“It was an eye-opening 6 weeks for me.... For the first time, the building blocks of Circular Economy were crystallized for me by the CE Masterclass. The value-based take on Circular Economy makes a lot of sense and gets the attention even of the unromantic! Articulation of value leakage, value creation, value capture, value optimization, value measurement and value scaling are exceptionally well done. Overall, a very insightful and timely introduction to CE.” 

Joseph Muscat, Senior R&D Manager, Unilever Beauty and Personal Care
"Really enjoyable; I had a chance to think about some of the challenges around Sustainability and to share some of the work we are doing in Unilever. Most importantly, got a chance to draw inspiration from some great case studies from other companies ….. and meet other people grappling with this in companies like Google, Solvay, H&M, CBRE etc."

Aimed at a global audience, with delivery in English and Spanish, this introductory online learning opportunity is designed to provide an overview of the key principles, concepts and building blocks of a circular economy, including the impact of digitisation, design, business models and enterprise. Designed in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, this four-week programme will launch in 2020.

The decision was made by the Business School to postpone the MOOC in the Circular Economy due to resource reallocation in response to Covid-19. 

A one week programme of action-learning for any UG student at Exeter to develop real world solutions to an intractable global challenge. This years challenge will be  'Ocean Plastics' Over 100 students will work on the challenge in early June. Speakers include Professor Tamara Galloway, recent winner of the Guardian Impact award for her work on microplastics, Professor Brenden Godley, world authority on marine conservation, Eline Boon leading the New plastics economy for Ellen MacArthur Foundation and Yui Kamakawa, on how Coca Cola are responding to the challenge.

The Exeter MBA is a world leading programme, ranked 4th in Europe and 11th in the World in Corporate knights’ Better World MBA Rankings in 2020, attracting high quality, highly committed global students. Circular Economy is now an established programme element. Each student undertakes a consultancy project as part of their programme.

Example projects this year include students designing out plastic waste from the Marks and Spencer meat supply chain and working with Coca Cola, L’Oreal and other global corporates and NGO’s to design a global framework to support corporates and communities to work together to eradicate ocean plastics.

If you have such a project and would like to discuss the possibilities then please contact us.