Since 2010, DCUs renowned MA in Ethics has attracted people from various graduate and occupational backgrounds including education, journalism, social work, business, the charity sector, healthcare and law. No philosophy or ethics background is required to apply for this course. While pursuing your MA in Ethics at DCU, youll confront and evaluate a range of important contemporary ethical challenges in society. The course modules focus on both general and applied ethics, and the programme draws on diverse expertise from the areas of ethics, philosophy, theology and humanities.
The degree attracts individuals looking to develop analytical and decision-making skills so that they can apply ethical perspectives and principles to real-life and professional dilemmas.
After graduation you can join our MA in Ethics Alumni and be part of a network of expertise and support in the field of ethics.
Why Do This Programme?
Gain an understanding of a broad range of ethical theories and principles at the forefront of general and applied ethics.
Acquire a critical awareness of contemporary public and professional ethical issues, together with new ethical insights, developed and informed by a variety of philosophical, theological, human rights, and intercultural perspectives.
Learn how to analyse specific ethical issues, challenges and dilemmas arising from contemporary work, professional activity and public life.
Programme Aims and Objectives
The MA in Ethics was established in 2010 in light of an ongoing demand for expertise in ethical analysis and decision-making, and aims to "add value" to continuing professional development. The programmes underpinning philosophy is that ethical issues are best examined through a wide spectrum of ethical theories and by developing an active and creative interaction between theory and practice. Youll receive a grounding in the foundations of ethics, human rights and social justice. Youll also develop the necessary ethical analysis and decision-making skills to apply ethical perspectives and principles to real-life and professional dilemmas.