MA in Contemporary Ethics

General

Program Description

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 of 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
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About the School

For over 400 years, Heythrop College has specialised in the study of Philosophy and Theology. Here, these subjects are not merely departments within a larger institution; the whole College is devoted

For over 400 years, Heythrop College has specialised in the study of Philosophy and Theology. Here, these subjects are not merely departments within a larger institution; the whole College is devoted Read less