Masters Programs in Ethics

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Ethics

A Master in Ethics explores the multidisciplinary process and study of seeking answers to deep philosophical questions and concepts of good and evil, right and wrong, virtue and vice, justice, and the like. Major branches of Ethics include Applied Ethics, Moral Psychology, Descriptive Ethics and Meta-ethics, all of which can be explored in a Master in Ethics program.

Even though researching those deep ethical concepts and origin of moral values may be very engaging, modern life of digital culture and complicated social structure demands assistance of applied ethics. With a Master in Ethics, students will examine this branch of philosophy that looks for ways to apply ethical theory to real-life situations. For example, it results in appearance of many specialized fields, such as Business Ethics, Bioethics and Engineering Ethics, that deal with contemporary moral challenges of new technology and public policies.

A Master in Ethics and, more specifically, in Applied Ethics, prepares a professional, whose responsibility it is to monitor the current challenges and controversies of the rapidly developing world and keep peace in balance. If you feel ready for such a challenging and responsible profession, don’t hesitate to find out more. Have a look at the Master in Ethics programs we have to offer and contact the relevant person at the university in one click!

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Specialized Graduate Studies In Ethics

Université du Québec à Rimouski UQAR
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Rimouski Lévis

The specialized graduate diploma (DESS) in ethics aims to acquire comprehensive knowledge of theories, concepts and tools of ethics and philosophy to think critically and structured on contemporary issues and to intervene in a social, professional or organizational. [+]

Masters in Ethics. The specialized graduate diploma (DESS) in ethics aims to acquire comprehensive knowledge of theories, concepts and tools of ethics and philosophy to think critically and structured on contemporary issues and to intervene in a social, professional or organizational. Targeted audience senior ethics cycles programs cater to a broad customer base, especially for students who have just completed a bachelor's degree to persons already engaged in work and who are interested in ethical reflection. They are open to candidates with a bachelor's degree, regardless of discipline. Employment Opportunities major employers Some employers whose mandate is directly centered on ethics specifically recruit ethical graduates. This is one case: Commission of ethics of science and technology; the Ethics Unit of the Ministry of Health and Social Services; National Research Ethics Council in humans; the Office of Values ​​and Ethics for the Public Service. The growing importance of ethical issues and the proliferation of ethics committees in enterprises and in organizations promoting the placement of graduates. In many workplaces, they will act as professionals or advisors. It's the case : governmental and quasi-governmental organizations; health facilities and social services; of secondary schools and colleges; legal information centers; associations and international organizations; professional associations; organizations active in the areas of environment and culture. In general, the extensive intellectual skills of analysis and synthesis acquired in ethics training are appreciated by a large number of employers. occupied professions Many organizations can benefit from ethics in specialized graduates of services. Theoretically as a researcher or in practice, for example in the animation and consultation. Indeed, graduates are qualified to discuss issues affecting various sectors of human activity and process a rigorous method of analysis and synthesis. Multiple opportunities are still unsuspected in different public services, to study family issues, the relocation phenomenon, with outbreaks of violence, the organization of leisure, welfare reform, civil laws and criminal, or promotion of codes of conduct. Some graduates also work for themselves as consultants. Their use is often related to their training 1st cycle. Passage Masters Eight of nine during the specialized graduate diploma (DESS) in ethics are an integral part of the Master of ethics. It is therefore possible for a student to start his DESS path and continue to master. To complete his Masters, he must: have a minimum GPA of 3.2 to 4.3; meet the admission requirements of the Master; file a new application. OBJECTIVES From an interdisciplinary perspective, allowing students to gain a global understanding of theories, concepts and tools empowering ethics think critically and structured on contemporary issues, understand and analyze in depth the ethical problems, and intervene in a social, professional or organizational. Specific objectives : use a rigorous approach to the study of situations, policies and current issues; master the tools and ethical concepts; using theoretical knowledge to analyze current issues in ethics and reflect on practices and interventions in social, professional or organizational. [-]

MA In Ethics

Université du Québec à Rimouski UQAR
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Rimouski Lévis

The MA in Ethics aims to acquire a comprehensive understanding of theories, concepts and tools of ethics and philosophy to empower them to think critically and structured on contemporary issues, so as to illuminate the individual and collective choices . [+]

The MA in Ethics aims to acquire a comprehensive understanding of theories, concepts and tools of ethics and philosophy to empower them to think critically and structured on contemporary issues, so as to illuminate the individual and collective choices . The research topics in this area are defined on the following themes: immigration and citizenship; international and intercultural relations; human rights; technological, scientific and biomedical development; management of public and private administrations; critique of ideology. Program Structure The MA in Ethics prepares both at the workplace and research. As it welcomes students from all disciplines, it includes a significant tuition (21 credits), to allow to acquire fundamental knowledge in ethics. The MA in Ethics also allows for a research project with an interdisciplinary orientation (24 credits memory) on an author, a theory or theoretical or practical problems. This program also helps develop the skills required for the pursuit of doctoral studies. Research areas Ethics professors research issues are defined around the following themes: history of moral philosophy; social and political philosophy; human rights; violence and totalitarian ideologies; cultural diversity and immigration; International and intercultural dialogue; transitional justice, restorative justice in countries in post-conflict; relationship between ethics, science and society; Research Ethics and genomics; clinical ethics and bioethics; ethics and religious culture. Other professors from UQAR, members of the institutional research group Ethos can also direct memories, which multiplies the possibilities of subjects that can be treated by students: organizational ethics and management; Business ethics and corporate; professional ethics of teachers; environmental ethics; etc. Ethos brings together researchers from several institutions or organizations most of which come from the Quebec university network. These researchers work in disciplines such as philosophy, law, economics, management science, medicine, political science, nursing, sociology and theology. Targeted audience senior ethics cycles programs cater to a broad customer base, especially for students who have just completed a bachelor's degree to persons already engaged in work and who are interested in ethical reflection. They are open to candidates with a bachelor's degree, regardless of discipline. Targeted audience senior ethics cycles programs cater to a broad customer base, especially for students who have just completed a bachelor's degree to persons already engaged in work and who are interested in ethical reflection. They are open to candidates with a bachelor's degree, regardless of discipline. Employment Opportunities major employers Some employers whose mandate is directly centered on ethics specifically recruit ethical graduates. This is one case: Commission of ethics of science and technology; the Ethics Unit of the Ministry of Health and Social Services; National Research Ethics Council in humans; the Office of Values ​​and Ethics for the Public Service. The growing importance of ethical issues and the proliferation of ethics committees in enterprises and in organizations promoting the placement of graduates. In many workplaces, they will act as professionals or advisors. It's the case : governmental and quasi-governmental organizations; health facilities and social services; of secondary schools and colleges; legal information centers; associations and international organizations; professional associations; organizations active in the areas of environment and culture. In general, the extensive intellectual skills of analysis and synthesis acquired in ethics training are appreciated by a large number of employers. occupied professions Many organizations can benefit from ethics in specialized graduates of services. Theoretically as a researcher or in practice, for example in the animation and consultation. Indeed, graduates are qualified to discuss issues affecting various sectors of human activity and process a rigorous method of analysis and synthesis. Multiple opportunities are still unsuspected in different public services, to study family issues, the relocation phenomenon, with outbreaks of violence, the organization of leisure, welfare reform, civil laws and criminal, or promotion of codes of conduct. Some graduates also work for themselves as consultants. Their use is often related to their training 1st cycle. OBJECTIVES From an interdisciplinary perspective, this program will enable students to gain a global understanding of theories, concepts and ethics tools enabling them to think critically and structured on contemporary issues, understand and analyze in depth the ethical problems to inform individual and collective choices that control different contextual situations, and lead a research ethics on an author, a theory or theoretical or practical problems. The specific objectives: conduct ethical research using a rigorous and structured approach; master the tools and ethical concepts; use theoretical knowledge to analyze current issues in ethics; use theoretical knowledge to reflect on practices and interventions in social, professional or organizational. [-]

Master’s degree in Human Rights and the Ethics of International Cooperation ( taught in Italian )

University Of Bergamo
Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Bergamo

The Master Degree in Human Rights and the Ethics of International Cooperation is the result of a teaching collaboration between the following Departments: Law; Letters and Philosophy; Management, Economics and Quantitative Methods, and it is strictly related to the University Research Center for International Cooperation. [+]

Masters in Ethics. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere (Martin Luther King) Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world (Nelson Mandela) The Master Degree in Human Rights and the Ethics of International Cooperation is the result of a teaching collaboration between the following Departments: Law; Letters and Philosophy; Management, Economics and Quantitative Methods, and it is strictly related to the University Research Center for International Cooperation. This Master Degree Program seeks to provide graduates with intellectual tools and practical skills required to function in a multi-faceted and contradictory world of international cooperation. In this global context strong inequalities between rich and poor countries persist, where institutions, the management of resources and living conditions cannot guarantee the most elementary human rights. The program deals with these problematic issues. TEACHING GOALS To obtain a solid multidisciplinary education which enables to understand both the complexity of the institutional and the socio-cultural structures, and the dynamics of their relations with the rest of the world, with a particular focus on Europe To acquire the necessary capacities to program and manage international cooperative operations, aiming, among other things, to healthcare aid, human rights, food security, basic education, professional training, environment protection, the promotion of local cultural heritage and the democratization of the political and social fabric/pattern To learn to plan, autonomously, business and/or aid interventions in poor countries, in order to collaborate and exchange information, ideas, creative potentials To manage plans sponsored by international organizations, public administrations, no-profit organizations and multinationals following the principles of the Corporate Social Responsibility. STUDY PLAN The first year is composed by courses in the following disciplines: law, business and economics, history, anthropology, science and political international relations. Those courses sum up to 60 ECTS. The second year is composed by courses in the following disciplines: ethics and economic policy, migration law, bioethics and history of religions. Moreover, the second year envisages 10 ECTS as free choice. The second term of the second year is kept free for the final dissertation, and for training period or stage abroad. Together with the University Research Center for International Cooperation, Associations, Body and NGOs, some interdisciplinary seminars, follow-up meetings and empirical exercises are offered. JOB OPPORTUNITIES This Degree, strongly characterized by interdisciplinarity and on-the-job experiences, raises eclectic and flexible competences, suitable for both the self-employment in micro-credit and in small cooperative businesses, and the employed, with high responsible functions. In an explanatory way, the DUECI graduate can be occupied as: Expert in human, social and management sciences, at NGOs and international organizations, in order to plan and manage regional, national and European projects, such as Longlife Learning Program, Leonardo, Tempus, Horizon 2020, etc; Training and research expert at public centers (Universities, business associations, trade unions, chambers of commerce) and private ones (banks, associations for cooperation, etc.) Cooperator in international development at both local institutions (city council, provincial and regional institutions), and national, international or NGO Official in international organization (United Nations, European Union, World Bank, FAO, IMF), in national (Ministries), or in local ones (regions, provinces, municipalities o other public authorities). ENROLMENT CRITERIA Having a Bachelor degree or a three-year University Diploma or any other foreign educational qualifications with, at least, 10 ECTS in one of the following disciplines: law, politics, history or historical-geography, economics, language and literature Possessing the basic knowledge of one European Union language, at least Showing, during the individual interview, to have the right capabilities and a strong motivation to follow the Master Degree Program. ENTRY TESTS Individual interview. STAGES AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES The wide relations of staff and the University Research Center for International Cooperation enable to offer a variety of stages, both in Italy and abroad, interesting extra-curricula studying opportunities in Europe, America and Australia. The necessary linguistic competence can be acquired through the various courses given by the Center for Linguistic Competence of the University of Bergamo. [-]

Máster Universitario En ética Y Democracia

Jaume I University (Universitat Jaume I)
Campus Full time Part time 1 year October 2017 Spain Castellón + 1 more

El máster en Ética y Democracia introduce al estudiante en la formación y capacitación interdisciplinaria en los ámbitos de la ética y la filosofía política [+]

El máster en Ética y Democracia introduce al estudiante en la formación y capacitación interdisciplinaria en los ámbitos de la ética y la filosofía política. Especialmente, ofrece conocimientos avanzados en ética empresarial y en teoría de la democracia. Este máster proviene del programa de doctorado interuniversitario Ética y Democracia, que tiene reconocida la Mención de Calidad del Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia desde el año 2004. La investigación pionera en el ámbito de las éticas aplicadas y de la filosofía política ha permitido que sea reconocido desde el año 2003 como Grupo de I+D+i de Excelencia de la Generalitat Valenciana, donde cuenta hasta el año 2014 con un programa de grupos de investigación de excelencia Prometeo. El máster permitirá optar al acceso al programa interuniversitario de doctorado Ética y Democracia, que posee en la actualidad el reconocimiento de Doctorado Hacia la Excelencia (BOE 6 de noviembre de 2011). Tipo de enseñanza Enseñanza presencial y semipresencial. Duración y calendario Duración: un curso académico (octubre 2014 / septiembre 2015). Docencia presencial (octubre 2014 / junio 2015). Créditos e importe 60 créditos ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). Según tasas oficiales pendientes de publicar. Precio en el curso 2013/14: 46,20 €/crédito. Requisitos de acceso obligatorios Personas con una titulación o graduación universitaria interesados/as en formarse como expertos/as en los diferentes ámbitos de las éticas aplicadas. El master está orientado a alumnos/as titulados/as en áreas afines como: Filosofía, Humanidades, Economía, Empresariales, Medicina, Enfermería, Ciencias Políticas, Comunicación, Ciencias de la Educación. Aunque el carácter eminentemente interdisciplinar de las éticas aplicadas hace que este abierto a alumnos/as titulados/as en otras áreas. [-]

Masters In Bioethics

Fundación Universitaria Iberoamericana (FUNIBER)
Online Part time 2 years Open Enrollment Spain Barcelona

The MA in Bioethics is an academic program aimed at training professionals specializing in the study and research in bioethics [+]

Masters in Ethics. The MA in Bioethics is an academic program aimed at training professionals specializing in the study and research in bioethics. The program follows a multidisciplinary study methodology from a scientific, anthropological, ethical and legal approach. Objective: Form specialized professionals in the bioethical field theoretical and practical level. Specific objectives: - Train professionals in the bioethics field from a sound scientific, anthropological, ethical and legal training. - Provide training of high theoretical and practical level in the bioethical field. - To promote the training of specialists in the area bioethics experience managing multidisciplinary study group. Duration, credit structure and degree The estimated completion of the Masters in Bioethics has an estimated duration of 2 years duration and a course load equivalent to 90 900 hours of dedication to the Virtual Campus credits. The program is divided into three modules Theoretical and Practical module and a fourth investigation: - Theoretical and Practical modules. They are independent of each other thematic units. Each module is composed of a group of subjects and two workshops of analysis. The modules are: Basic Bioethics, Bioethics and scientific experimentation, and Bioethics and care for life and human health. - Module investigation. It is a fully practical unit which consists of the development of the Final Master Project (PFM). Access to this module is achieved once the module has been approved Basic Bioethics. Scholarships The Fundación Universitaria Iberoamericana (FUNIBER) periodically allocates an economic game with extraordinary FUNIBER Scholarship in Education. To apply, simply submit your request to grant the required data portal home page, and the Evaluation Committee will consider the suitability of a candidate for the award of financial assistance in the form FUNIBER Training Scholarship. [-]

Master in Philosophy: Philosophy, Bioethics and Health (2 years)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master’s specialization in Philosophy, Bioethics and Health will provide you with the theoretical and practical tools to deal with ethical issues in health care... [+]

Master in Philosophy, Bioethics and Health (specialization of Philosophy (2 years))

 

The Master’s specialization in Philosophy, Bioethics and Health will provide you with the theoretical and practical tools to deal with ethical issues in health care and health-care policy.You will learn how to reflect on practical problems from a medical, moral, legal, political and economic perspective.The need for interdisciplinary reflection is growing as developments within society lead to new challenges in health care. Take the shifts in responsibility for example: patients are expected to take greater responsibility for their own health and to ‘manage themselves’ and insurers are becoming responsible for both the cost and the quality of health-care provisions. In addition, there are many rapid scientific and technological developments to take into account: from knowledge of the genetic basis of diseases, pre-implantation diagnosis and IVF, to the use of plastic surgery for aesthetic enhancement. Then there are the problems of just allocation caused by the growing number of treatment options for all kinds of diseases and the growing number of people living well into old age. Such developments cause a change in the medical ethical agenda.... [-]


MA in Philosophy (Research)

Radboud University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

Training in art of thinking (clear reasoning, critical analysis, deciphering complex subjects etc.). [+]

The International Research Master's programme in Philosophy constitutes the first professional step towards the acquisition of on the one hand, an ability to analyse complex issues logically and conceptually and, on the other, an ability to document their conclusions in clear and persuasive language.

The programme

The International Research Master's programme in Philosophy is a two-year course, which Radboud University offers jointly with Tilburg University. It was established for students of proven ability who wish to prepare for an academic career in philosophy. The programmes offered by the Nijmegen Research Institute for Philosophy were in 2006 rated high to excellent in the latest evaluation by an international commission of peers. You will receive expert supervision in continental, analytic and historical approaches to philosophy and, if you intend to embark on an academic career, this course will give you the necessary research skills.... [-]

Master ESJ Lille (general)

ESJ Lille : École Supérieure de Journalisme
Campus Part time 2 years September 2017 France Lille

It is the oldest graduate of the school. The first promotion of ESJ entered the walls in 1924 [+]

Organization The courses are organized as follows: The school year begins in the second half of September and ends in late May. The school is about 35 hours which is added a personal investment asked after hours of school attendance. The courses are mandatory. Students can work the second year of weekends in many newsrooms, but mostly Parisian Lille, ESJ Lille partners. An internship in regional daily press (PQR) and paid mandatory minimum of two months between the two years of schooling allows students to have a first concrete contact with the profession. Several courses are offered to students in the second year media specialization students. The evaluation of the work is done continuously by practice and knowledge control work. The school recommends that each student to be in possession of a personal computer and the license to drive. The degree of the ESJ Lille is stamped by the Ministry of Education, under its supervision, teaching methods are the subject of joint reflection and constantly conducted in conjunction with the students, by university professors , professional journalists, practitioners and specialists who work in the faculty. PROGRAM 1ST YEAR Lessons from the first grade are divided into three main parts. A so-called basic teachings block "or specialized" technical and vocational education and an annual project to create an information website and a news magazine. general and specialized courses In the first year, the student follows, ESJ Lille and Sciences-Po Lille, a set of courses to apply and consolidate its base of knowledge: French and journalistic writing Study of current events and discussions on current topics international current events (courses taught in English) Professional ethics, ethics, understanding of the challenges media face History of Religions Media history Press law Economy Press Media Creation Lab integrating financial, fiscal, legal and marketing Initiation to research technical and vocational education Alongside these theoretical courses, students are divided into small groups where they are trained in the basic techniques of journalism in different media: For media: web writing, social networks, digital tools and video. In TV and radio: audiovisual writing, voice positioning, reporting, presentation. In print: gathering information, building and article writing, editorial genres (portrait, interview, investigation ...), page layout, copy editing, photography. Creating a magazine and a thematic website Each year, students fully realize (texts, models, photos) in a color magazine and a thematic website. The Belgian crisis in 2008, Georgia a year after the Russian crisis in 2009, Turkey in 2010, the rise of extremism in Europe in 2011, On the road to Utopia, overview of dreamers before the presidential election in 2012, Algerians in France in 2013, around the front line of the first World war in 2014 and the Polish city Wroclaw (future European capital of culture) in 2015. This work is carried out over several months brings students to test in real conditions the knowledge gained throughout the first year. Summer internship A paid summer internship of at least two months (July-August), part of the training takes place between the two grades. The school offers the student an internship that takes place in a company of the regional daily press and is the subject of an agreement between the school and the host company. In view of this course, it is essential that students possess a driving license. PROGRAMME OF THE YEAR 2DE On entry into second year, the student has already benefited from the basic vocational training offered in the first year in the different areas of information (press, agency, radio, television, multimedia). In addition, the summer internship allowed him to exceed the simulation to work at least two months in the real conditions of the trade. After a first general year, during which the student has discovered all media and consolidated its knowledge base, it begins the second year in a recovery phase started with all the technical tools and specializes. specialized thematic lessons Major current themes are extensive on both a basic knowledge of design and practical exercises. In the fields of economy, politics and justice, for example, the student receives academic teaching researchers and specialized teachers in order to perfect his knowledge of these subjects and practical lessons of specialized journalists. The complementarity of these teachings provide the student with a mastery of content and form. These teachings are jointly prepared by the teaching staff of the ESJ Lille and IEP Lille. technical and vocational education The practical training will be offered to him in the second year of study will have first subject deepening of the acquis. To satisfy the dual requirements of a desirable specialization and versatility required, second-year vocational courses include: a common core of teaching (web and new media, radio, television, press agency) to all students registered for the program; an intensive period of six months immediately prior to entry into the profession, mainly devoted to the specialty in which the student has been recognized the most competent and most motivated. During this long period, the student is placed daily in the conditions of the profession exercises, often in sessions called "consists of writing" with production schools Newspapers (in various media). Occupational integration The student receives individualized support by the head of its media. Choice of courses, contacts with recruiters, project support and personal and professional trajectories are organized within this intensive period known. session investigation All students spend a month in the beginning of second year to an investigative work to be confronted with a complex subject and its treatment. New The second year may be followed in learning. In 2015-2016, 14 students of the 90th coupon follow their training alternating with JDD, La Voix du Nord, TF1, AFP, RMC, RFI, Street 89, France Televisions, Huffington Post, Arte and I-Tele. [-]

MSL in Corporate Compliance

Fordham University School of Law
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2017 USA New York + 1 more

Corporate compliance is a growing area that is global in scope. Fordham Law is at the vanguard of this evolving and expanding field—and the new MSL in Corporate Compliance will put you there, too. [+]

Masters in Ethics. A flexible master’s degree to accelerate your career. Corporate compliance is a growing area that is global in scope. Fordham Law is at the vanguard of this evolving and expanding field—and the new MSL in Corporate Compliance will put you there, too. Whether you’re already working in compliance or want to forge an exciting new career path, the program will help you develop a sophisticated understanding of corporate compliance—in New York City, a world capital of business and finance. You’ll gain the skills needed to effectively design, implement, monitor, and evaluate corporate compliance programs. You’ll learn about core topics such as international financial crime, legislation and regulation, and risk assessment. As a capstone to your degree, you’ll have the option to write a 10,000-word thesis or to complete a team project designing an end-to-end compliance program. You’ll also have opportunities to network with leading corporate compliance professionals through events and programs available through Fordham Law and its Corporate Law Center, as well as Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business. WHO TEACHES THE CLASSES? Courses are taught by a mix of Fordham Law's full-time faculty, practitioners, and industry professionals. WHO MAY APPLY? Anyone who has earned an undergraduate degree from an accredited university may apply. Individuals who have earned a JD, LLB, or similar law degree are not eligible for MSL admission. Instead, they should apply for admission to the LLM in Corporate Compliance. IS THE PROGRAM FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME? Both options are available. The full-time program can be completed in one year (two semesters). Students enrolled in the part-time program may complete the program in as few three semesters or extend their studies to fit their busy schedules. HOW LONG DOES THE PROGRAM TAKE TO COMPLETE? The full-time program can be completed in one year (two semesters). Students enrolled in the part-time program may take up to three years to complete the degree. IS THE PROGRAM AVAILABLE ONLINE? No, at this time, we do not offer an online option. IS FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE? Yes. A limited number of partial, merit-based scholarships are available. Review the deadlines for scholarship consideration. COULD MY CREDITS COUNT TOWARD A JD DEGREE? American Bar Association rules prohibit the Law School from counting credits earned in the MSL program toward the JD degree. [-]

Master (MSc) Bioethics

School Of Professional Studies - Columbia University
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 semesters September 2017 USA New York + 1 more

The Master of Science in Bioethics, part of Columbia University’s Programs in Bioethics, which also include an Online Certification of Professional Achievement and Online Noncredit Courses, grounds students in historical, philosophical, legal, and social-scientific approaches and models to address bioethical challenges. [+]

Issues concerning the ethical, legal, and social implications of advances in biotechnology and biomedicine are increasingly arising both in the United States and abroad. From stem cell research to healthcare reform, these topics involve critical dilemmas at the intersections of law, society, culture, public policy, philosophy, religion, economics, and history. Scientists, healthcare providers, and policy-makers confront how to approach these complex questions, yet scientific and technological advances have far outpaced our ability to understand or make key decisions about these issues. The Master of Science in Bioethics, part of Columbia University’s Programs in Bioethics, which also include an Online Certification of Professional Achievement and Online Noncredit Courses, grounds students in historical, philosophical, legal, and social-scientific approaches and models to address bioethical challenges. The program prepares students to work in various capacities within this new and ever-growing field, and includes a concentration in global bioethics – the first of its kind in the United States. Students can study with faculty from across the University and draw on the extraordinary resources of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, the Mailman School of Public Health, the schools of Law, Journalism, Nursing and International and Public Affairs, and the Arts and Sciences. Curriculum 36 points for degree completion On-campus instruction; some courses available online Part-time* or Full-time program Fall intake only 3-6 terms to complete** Master’s Thesis * Enrollment in the part-time option of this program does not meet the full-time requirements for an F1 student visa. ** Three years maximum. The 36-point program is composed of six core courses, five electives chosen from the University course offerings, and a master’s thesis. Students are assigned to a primary faculty advisor, with whom they work closely to design an individualized program that best meets their needs. Students may then focus, if they choose, on one of a variety of areas, including clinical ethics, research ethics, neuroethics, reproductive ethics, environmental ethics, or other realms. It is recommended that students take the core courses in a specific order - the Philosophy of Bioethics and the History of Bioethics should be taken before the other cores (or concurrently with Clinical Bioethics). Global Bioethics should be taken after the Philosophy of Bioethics, the History of Bioethics and Clinical Bioethics. Additional course work includes five electives chosen from the University course offerings (one in law or policy, one in ethics, and one in social science methods). Students are also strongly encouraged to take one in genetics and, depending on their interest, one in environmental science. These electives may be taken at any time. Students are required to complete a thesis, working closely with one of the program's core and/or affiliated faculty members, due in the student's final semester. Thesis assignments are based, as much as possible, on the student's main areas of interest within bioethics and are intended to be a serious independent work of scholarship. Topics are chosen in close consultation with the student’s core faculty advisor, or with members of the Advisory Board and faculty affiliates. The M.S. in Bioethics is offered on both a full and part-time basis, but either option demands a serious commitment of time and energy. Students are expected to devote significant time to completing reading and class assignments, and papers outside of class. Students may hold a full-time job simultaneously, but should bear in mind the significant demands of the program. Depending on the individual course of study, students may complete the program in one academic year or in a maximum of three years, if the program is done on a part-time basis. Of the six core courses, three are offered each fall and three are offered each spring. The core courses are not offered during the summer, but students may take electives during that time. During the academic year, core courses meet once a week on weekdays from 4:10 to 6 p.m. or evenings from 6:10 to 8 p.m. Elective courses vary depending on the semester. Students should expect to spend an average of eight hours per week on readings, or attendance at outside meetings (e.g. hospital ethics committee meetings) for each core class. The number of hours that the master’s thesis will require varies widely, depending on the student, and the specific project. Some projects may entail collection of data, while others may rely on scholarly sources, and the time estimates of each of these may vary depending in part on the difficulty of locating appropriate sources. In order to receive the master's degree in Bioethics, students must complete all requirements for the degree with an overall grade point average of 3.0 (B) or better. [-]

MA Philosophy of Religion and Ethics in Education

Heythrop College - University Of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This unique degree is specifically for teachers of philosophy of religion and ethics in schools, particularly those who deliver, or wish to deliver, the A Level [+]

Masters in Ethics. This unique degree is specifically for teachers of philosophy of religion and ethics in schools, particularly those who deliver, or wish to deliver, the A Level syllabi. You will focus on topics on the A Level syllabi with a module on Teaching Philosophy of Religion and Ethics, which includes training in the methodology of Philosophy for Children. It is for both those with previous education in these areas of study, and those seeking a rigorous introduction. CORE MODULES - Teaching Philosophy and Ethics - Reason and Religion - Foundations in Ethics OPTIONAL MODULES - Ethical Issues Today - Bioethics and Sexual Ethics - Unity and Diversity in Contemporary Islamic Thought Entry An honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent in an appropriate subject Interim awards - PGCert Philosophy of Religion & Ethics in Education - PGDip Philosophy of Religion & Ethics in Education Course length - 1 years full-time - 2 years part-time [-]

MA Contemporary Ethics

Heythrop College - University Of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This timely and challenging programme has you explore questions such as ‘what is the good life?’, ‘how should we act?’, ‘what does moral living require of us as human beings in various contexts of life?’ You [+]

This timely and challenging programme has you explore questions such as ‘what is the good life?’, ‘how should we act?’, ‘what does moral living require of us as human beings in various contexts of life?’ You will be introduced to different schools of ethics and will learn how to formulate coherent moral arguments. This degree attracts people whose work requires ethical reflection, such as teachers, healthcare practitioners, those in social and public service, ministers of religion and business professionals. CORE MODULES - Foundations in Ethics - Moral Development, Reasoning and Decision Making OPTIONAL MODULES - Ethical Issues Today - Bioethics and Sexual Ethics - Moral Imagination, Art and Spirituality - Spirituality, Religion and Ethics in Contemporary Healthcare - Market Economy, Ethics and the Meaning of Life Entry - An honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent in an appropriate subject Interim awards - PGCert Contemporary Ethics - PGDip Contemporary Ethics Course length - 1 years full-time - 2 years part-time [-]

Indian Law, Online Master Degree (MJIL)

College of Law - The University of Tulsa
Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2017 USA Tulsa + 1 more

The Master of Jurisprudence in Indian Law (the “MJIL”)at the University of Tulsa, College of Law is a cutting edge degree program that moves your career forward and helps you work effectively in Indian Country. The courses in the MJIL program are developed and taught by TU professors as well as other recognized experts. [+]

Masters in Ethics. The Master of Jurisprudence in Indian Law (the “MJIL”) at the University of Tulsa, College of Law is a cutting edge degree program that moves your career forward and helps you work effectively in Indian Country. The courses in the MJIL program are developed and taught by TU professors as well as other recognized experts. MJIL candidates will successfully complete seven required courses, elective courses of their choice, and a capstone master project totaling 30 credit hours. The seven required courses are: (16-19 credit hours) Introduction to the Federal Legal and Administrative System Principles of Federal Indian Law Tribal Government Introduction to Legal Writing Research Methods in Indian Law Intro to Capstone Master Project Capstone Master Project (3-6 credit hours) Twelve to fifteen elective credit hours to be taken from 18 different elective courses. The MJIL is a part of the Native American Law Center, and the Worcester Sovereignty Project – these are path-marking entities at the TU College of Law, seeking to promote awareness of Indian Sovereignty, while helping to defend issues important to Indians and Indian tribes across the nation. Many of the courses offered in the MJIL are the same as those found in the upper division Indian Law classes at the TU College of Law. The education you can obtain TU Law has launched many successful careers relating to Indian government, law and policy. [-]