Master of Art Degrees in Ethics

Compare 6 MAs in Ethics

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With the improved job prospects and increased earning potential, an advanced degree can be a wise option for individuals who already have a bachelor’s degree. Earning a Master in Ethics can help students form ethical solutions to global problems while simultaneously opening up their employment opportunities.

You may be asking, what is an MA in Ethics? Using the disciplines of philosophy, psychology, and theology, students in this program learn to use their intellectual skills to help create peaceful resolutions for the issues of the world. Graduates are uniquely suited to better understand the difficult dynamics and cultural issues that lie behind peace and warfare, and they are better able to promote international conflict resolution.

The benefits that can be received by earning a Master in Ethics are numerous and varied. Students develop their critical thinking and moral reasoning skills, learn how to examine and solve various ethical issues, and work to apply ethical theory to solve contemporary social problems.

The cost of earning a master’s degree in ethics can vary from school to school and country to country. Although tuition costs may be offset by scholarships and other financial aid, it is recommended that students contact their school directly to get specific information about tuition, fees, and any other costs that might be associated with receiving this advanced degree.

With a Master in Ethics, graduates can find employment opportunities that are as diverse as their education. Individuals can choose to teach at colleges and universities, or they may work with companies to help advise on ethical dilemmas in the workplace. Alumni may work in human resources, as media consultants for newspaper and television agencies, and in public relations. Working in the public sector for nonprofit agencies or in local, state, and federal government positions is also an option for graduates with this advanced degree.

If you are interested in furthering your personal and professional development by earning a master’s degree in ethics online, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Master in Applied Ethics

Utrecht University
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Utrecht + 1 more

The Applied Ethics Master’s programme offers you an in-depth focus on the interaction between moral practice and ethical theory, allowing you to explore ethical theories in relation to actual practical dilemmas. [+]

EXPLORE THE INTERACTION BETWEEN MORAL PRACTICES AND ETHICAL REFLECTION

Moral problems occur in all areas of life: professional, personal, political. Should banks impose strict criteria on clients to promote corporate social responsibility? How to allocate fairly the benefits and burdens of climate change policy options? For which purposes is the use of big data morally permissible? Do you believe it is ethical for us to use biological enhancement technologies to make us better, rather than simply well? Can it be justified to use biotechnology to change animals in order to avoid welfare problems in livestock? Such problems require careful reflection on the facts – but also on our basic moral values.... [-]


MA in Applied Ethics for Professionals

University of the Witwatersrand
Campus Part time 2 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

This programme is a rigorous and intellectually challenging introduction to philosophical ethics, and, in particular, applied or “practical” ethics, based in the Department of Philosophy. [+]

This programme is a rigorous and intellectually challenging introduction to philosophical ethics, and, in particular, applied or “practical” ethics, based in the Department of Philosophy. It is designed for professionals in the Gauteng region with some management and leadership experience and presupposes no background in philosophy. It is not a programme in “professional ethics”—e.g. business ethics, biomedical ethics, technology and ethics, etc.—though some such material is sometimes covered in one or more of the electives. Rather, its emphasis is on learning methods and techniques for thinking about ethical issues of any sort. It includes exposure to the principal ethical theories and critical examination of some well-known work in various sub-fields of applied ethics. It is not a distance-education programme; regular attendance at seminars is required. To accommodate the professional lives of our participants, seminars, exams, and other programme activities are held on Saturday mornings, about 19 in the first year and 10 in the second.... [-]


MA in Applied Ethics

Linköping University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Sweden Linköping

The programme offers a complementary education at the master’s level in applied ethics for students already holding a bachelor’s degree in one of various academic fields, from philosophy to health and technology, or a professional degree. [+]

The programme offers a complementary education at the master’s level in applied ethics for students already holding a bachelor’s degree in one of various academic fields, from philosophy to health and technology, or a professional degree.

The programme aims to offer students the opportunity to pursue advanced studies in applied ethics. Applied ethics is a growing interdisciplinary field that studies ethical issues in areas such as politics, medicine, research, technology, and different forms of professional ethics. Questions such as global justice, ethical implications of new technologies in healthcare, and environmental responsibility for future generations are some of the issues that applied ethics deals with. The subject has its disciplinary basis in moral philosophy and ethics, and requires knowledge and expertise in the various fields of application.... [-]


MA in Contemporary Ethics

Heythrop College - University Of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 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 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 [-]

M.A. in Ethics - Corporate Responsibility

Mater Dei Institute of Education
Campus Part time 2 years September 2019 Ireland Dublin

The pathway is designed to provide participants with the conceptual knowledge and practical skills that are needed to design and manage within organisations the ethical, social and governance aspects of business decision-making and operation. Participants will learn how to apply business ethics concepts and frameworks to the responsible management of organisations. [+]

The MA in Ethics (Corporate Responsibility) is a specialist pathway within the MA in Ethics offered jointly by Dublin City University and Mater Dei Institute of Education in partnership with the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland (ACOI). The pathway is designed to provide participants with the conceptual knowledge and practical skills that are needed to design and manage within organisations the ethical, social and governance aspects of business decision-making and operation. Participants will learn how to apply business ethics concepts and frameworks to the responsible management of organisations.

The programme is offered on a part-time basis over two years. It leads to the award by Dublin City University of the MA in Ethics (Corporate Responsibility). The Corporate Responsibility pathway has been developed as a response to the ongoing demand for knowledge, skills and competence in business ethics and corporate responsibility. Lectures are driven by a creative and active integration between theory and practice, which is facilitated by collaborative group learning, discussions, debate and analysis of various case scenarios. The programme is interdisciplinary, drawing on the expertise of lecturers from MDI, the DCU Institute of Ethics, DCU Business School, the DCU Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and practitioners in the field of Business Ethics in Financial Services.... [-]


MA in Ethics

Mater Dei Institute of Education
Campus Part time 2 years September 2019 Ireland Dublin

This MA in Ethics course provides participants with knowledge, skills and competence to examine ethical issues, challenges and dilemmas in professional and public life from a wide spectrum of ethical worldviews and theories. The course provides participants with a grounding in the foundations of ethics, human rights and social justice. [+]

The MA in Ethics is jointly run by the Institute of Ethics at Dublin City University (DCU) and Mater Dei Institute of Education (MDI). This MA in Ethics course provides participants with knowledge, skills and competence to examine ethical issues, challenges and dilemmas in professional and public life from a wide spectrum of ethical worldviews and theories. The course provides participants with a grounding in the foundations of ethics, human rights and social justice. Participants will also develop the necessary ethical analysis and decision-making skills to apply ethical perspectives and principles to real-life and professional dilemmas. As such the programme aims to "add value" to continuing professional development.... [-]