Philosophy - Ethics - Theory & Practice

MA Ethics: Theory and Practice
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

In association wih the UCD Centre for Ethics in Public Life (CEPL), UCD School of Philosophy is offering an MA that provides philosophical training in Ethics, as well as enabling students to experience a context for professional Ethics through inter-disciplinary elements of the programme. Ethics is understood broadly as the study of how to behave well, and includes elements of moral philosophy and political/social theory.

Programme Outcomes
You will have had the opportunity to develop a theoretical understanding of the nature of Ethics and its place in human life more generally. Having an understanding of Ethics, both at the level of theory and in its practical contexts is of obvious benefit in a very wide variety of career paths.

Subjects taught

The programme is available over 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time. There is one core module entitled: 'Ethics: Theory and Practice' (PHIL41510). In addition you must select two modules from a list of Philosophy Ethics modules (see below), as well as any other two MA Philosophy modules and one module from a list of modules provided by other disciplines (see below). These are indicative list of modules and there may be some minor changes:

Philosophy Ethics modules:

PHIL41000 Aristotle's Ethics and Politics (Tim Crowley)
PHIL40430 Philosophy of the Emotions (Rowland Stout)
PHIL40840 Autonomy as a philosophical problem (Brian O'Connor)
PHIL40420 The Good Society (Maeve Cooke)
PHIL41500 Buddhist Ethics (Tatjana von Solodkoff)
PHIL41280 Feminist & Gender Theory (Katherine O'Donnell)
Modules from other disciplines:

IS30370 Information Ethics
LAW30300 Law and Penology
POL30370 Justice in Education
POL41030 Theory of Human Rights
PSY40270 Ethics in Psychological Research
EQUL40200 Disability and Equality
EQUL40070 Human Rights and Equality
MKT 30150 Responsible Marketing

Application dates

The following entry routes are available:

MA Ethics: Theory and Practice FT (W398)

Deadline
Rolling*

MA Ethics: Theory and Practice PT (W399)

Deadline
Rolling*

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised

Credits

90

Duration

1 year full-time, 2 years part-time.

Fees

MA Ethics: Theory and Practice (W398) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 7315
nonEU fee per year - € 19900

MA Ethics: Theory and Practice (W399) Part Time
nonEU fee per year - € 9950

***Fees are subject to change

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: 2020/2021 September

Post Course Info

Careers & Employability
As graduates of this module you will be well-placed to understand and help deal with ethical issues in areas such as government, healthcare, business, agriculture, planning, education, law and journalism. But you will also have had the opportunity to develop a theoretical understanding of the nature of Ethics and its place in human life more generally. Having an understanding of Ethics, both at the level of theory and in its practical contexts is of obvious benefit in a very wide variety of career paths.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    MA

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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