Research course

Ethics and Value

Open University · Department of Philosophy

Entry requirements

MA (or equivalent).

Months of entry


Course content

The Philosophy discipline’s research and teaching interests in the area of value include: metaethics; ethical theory; moral psychology; moral epistemology; practical ethics; political philosophy; aesthetics and the theory of art.

Several members of the Philosophy Department have research interests in this area. Professor Chappell is currently on a Leverhulme-funded research grant, working on a book provisionally entitled Epiphanies: An Ethics and Meta-Ethics of Experience. This builds on her earlier book, Knowing What To Do (OUP, 2014). Alex Barber, Sean Cordell, Manuel Dries, Derek Matravers, Jon Pike, and Carolyn Priced have all published papers related to ethics and value.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
      part time
      72 months
      • MPhil
        part time
        24 months
          full time
          15 months

          Course contact details

          Disipline Convener

          +44 (0)1908 659214