About Us

Crossfields Institute International is the Higher Education arm of Crossfields Institute.
The mission of Crossfields Institute International is to approach contemporary issues from a research informed perspective that takes on board the need for transdisciplinary dialogue and the role of the whole human being in bringing about positive change.

We specialise in the delivery of Higher Education courses that are linked to the holistic and integrated education vision of Crossfields Institute. Based in Stroud, UK we have students from around the world who study together through the use of our virtual learning platform (VLE). Being linked to an Awarding Organisation means that our Quality Assurance processes are robust and we are at the forefront of developing and implementing innovative learning practices.

The Researching Holistic Approaches to Agroecology course is a postgraduate course developed and delivered in cooperation with Alanus University. The course can be taken for a postgraduate certificate or a full MA (subject to appropriate entry requirments). Researching Agroecology is one pathway on the MA Philosophy of Social Innovation developed and delivered in cooperation with Alanus University, our partner institution in Bonn, Germany.
The study options for this course are:

  • Postgraduate Certificate (Hochschulzertifikat) in Researching Agroecology (2 years)
    • The Certificate consists of 6 modules delivered online through our Virtual Learning Environment and through optional annual intensives.
    • The structure of the course enables you to stay within your own context (community, place of residence etc.) while joining an international community of practice and fellow students. We refer to this approach to study as situated research.
  • MA in Philosophy and Social Innovation following on from the Postgraduate Certificate pathway above (1 additional year – dissertation)
    • The MA component involves undertaking a research project, submitting a dissertation and completing 3 small core modules: Consciousness Studies, Social Research Methods, Ethics.

Costs for Researching Agroecology can be found here.