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Ethics (MA, PGDip)

Whether you want to take a personal interest in moral philosophy to another level, update your skills and knowledge to keep up with the ethical dimension of your profession, or are just looking for a challenge, this online, part-time course can fit into your life.

This programme is a distinct offering that draws on established strengths in postgraduate philosophy provision and current staff expertise. 


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Tuition Fees 2023/24:
Home: £7,800
Overseas: £15,000

Why choose this course?

  • study part-time online around your everyday committments 
  • deepen your knowledge of pressing ethical issues relevant to the modern workplace 
  • benefit from the University's long tradition of teaching and research in the field of philosophy and ethics
  • choose from a range of modules that connect the study of ethics to diverse subjects including business, the environment, technology and more
  • learn from experienced, enthusiastic staff.

What you will learn

Course Overview

The programme will draw on research active staff in the field of philosophy and ethics, including their professional experience in public service ethics consideration and in legislative and policy change, as well as develop the Lampeter humanities offer in a more work and skill orientated direction.

The programme will offer an opportunity for students to critically engage with key challenges of the 21st century workplace, alongside developing an understanding of the ways in which academic knowledge of ethics can inform everyday professional practice. This development of key skills and awareness within the workplace advances workplaces’ skills and capacities to contribute to new knowledge about social transformation and professional working behaviours.

Module Topics

Level 7 

Part I (MA, PGDip)

  • Business and Leadership Ethics (30 credits)
  • Care and Medical Ethics (30 credits)
  • Contesting Social and Historical Narratives (30 credits)
  • Ecology and Spirituality (30 credits)
  • Education and Ethics (30 credits)
  • Environmental and Animal Ethics (30 credits)
  • Ethical Theory (30 credits)
  • Knowledge, Reason and Reality (30 credits)
  • Mind and Body: Descartes and Wittgenstein (30 credits)
  • Public Service Ethics (30 credits)
  • Technology, Artificial Intelligence, and Ethics (30 credits).
  • The Self: East and West (30 credits)

Part II (MA)

  • MA Dissertation (Philosophy) (60 credits).

This programme will be assessed through a blend of teaching assessments, including a final dissertation focused on a subject of your choice.

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Key Information

Entry Criteria

An undergraduate degree or equivalent.

Additional Costs

All core books will be available via the library, but you may wish to buy your own copy, or to buy optional resources.

You will need to have access to a laptop or computer or another electronic device that enables you to use the University’s e-learning systems.

If you would like to access the course from the campus or visit the campus, you are free to use the library computers, but as a distance-learner, you will need to have access remotely.

Bursary / Scholarship Information

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit our Scholarships and Bursaries section.

Further Information

Please get in touch with us if you have any questions related to the University or to this course in particular.