Individuals from across the world may take part in the Foundation’s online and face-to-face courses.

Participatory learning is an important feature of all our courses and is consistent with our systems thinking and feedback-rich approach.


In 2015, TU Delft ran the world’s first edX MOOC on the circular economy, in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Sustainability.

The MOOC ran for seven weeks on the edX platform and the course is now available again for you to take at your own pace. Through the MOOC, learners are challenged to design a future that rethinks our current 'take-make-waste' economy to focus on circular, innovative products, and business models. 

Find out more about the MOOC and take part.

Executive Masters

Co-created by Cranfield University and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Technology, Innovation and Management for a Circular Economy MSc integrates world leading expertise from engineering, design, technology, business and environment. 

Find out more about the MSc course.

MBA and PGCert

This distance learning MBA programme combines classic areas of strategy, finance, and marketing within a circular economy framework. It provides essential briefing for senior managers and education professionals on the circular economy. 

Find out more about the MBA course.

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and circular economy metrics

University College London (UCL) has launched a new flexible four-day CPD course, Conducting a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA): from Theory to Practical Application, developed in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Education team.

This course introduces how to apply LCA and circular economy metrics and tools to track performance and prioritise actions relating to circular economy programmes in organisations.

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CE100 Capacity Building

Capacity building activities, including access to places on circular economy education programmes, equip members with the necessary skills and knowledge to become more effective in implementing circular practices.

Find out what's on offer.