Ethics or moral philosophy is a branch of philosophy, which main subject is morality and its laws. There are several main sections of ethics, such as applied ethics, theoretical ethics, and normative ethics. Applied ethics includes bioethics, professional ethics, medical ethics, political ethics and more.

Ethics is usually taught as a Masters degree program, after a non-specialized Bachelor course in Philosophy. On our website you can find several specific programs dedicated to one of the branches of ethics studies.

Admission requirements

Applicants for Master degree programs in Ethics should hold a good first degree in Philosophy or related areas. A strong research proposal and recommendation letters are usually required.

International applicants should prove their language proficiency with TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent certificates.

Future career

The future career path of Ethics studies graduates depends on the chosen specialisations. Graduates can start a career in the area of corporate social responsibility or compliance, in medical or educational institutions or other private or government organizations. They can also become independent consultants, or enroll in research activity.

Study programs

If you are interested in Ethics, you might like the following MA programs: Applied and Professional Ethics (Online) in University of Leeds, UK, Medical Ethics, University of Wales, Lampeter, UK, or Applied Ethics in Utrecht University, Netherlands.




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