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Ethics - Theory and Practice

MA Ethics: Theory and Practice
Academic Year 2020/2021
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

Course Description
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.

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

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.

Duration

1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Number of credits

90

Careers or further progression

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.

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Gillian Johnston
Contact Number: 01 716 8186

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
Dissertation
PHIL40030
Ethics: Theory and Practice
PHIL41510

Stage 1 - Option
Human Rights Law and Equality
EQUL40070
Disability and Equality
EQUL40200
Information Ethics
IS30370
Responsible Marketing
MKT30150
Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology of Perception
PHIL40250
Philosophy & Literature
PHIL40410
The Good Society
PHIL40420
Philosophy of the Emotions
PHIL40430
The Cultural Mind
PHIL40960
Consciousness, Agency & the Self
PHIL40970
Living Well: Aristotle's Ethics & Politics
PHIL41000
John Henry Newman – a philosophical prespective
PHIL41240
Feminist & Gender Theory
PHIL41280
Topics in Continental Philos
PHIL41320
Fictional Characters
PHIL41540
Truth, History, Justice
PHIL41560
Problems from Kant
PHIL41570
Justice in Education
POL30370
Theory of Human Rights
POL41030
Ethics in Psychological Research
PSY40270

Application date

How to apply?
The following entry routes are available:
MA Ethics: Theory and Practice FT (W398)

Duration
1 Year

Attendance
Full Time

Deadline
Rolling *

MA Ethics: Theory and Practice PT (W399)

Duration
2 Years

Attendance
Part Time

Deadline
Rolling *

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

Course fee

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 and start dates

Next Intake: 2020/2021 September

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