Taught course

Global Ethics and Justice

University of Birmingham · Department of Philosophy

Entry requirements

The normal entrance requirement is a good first degree in a relevant field or discipline, although appropriate work experience will also be taken into consideration.

Months of entry


Course content

This flexible programme offers a range of modules in the field of ethics, in addition to the opportunity to participate in a research seminar or undertake a placement with an NGO or the equivalent. The programme is designed to accommodate those wishing to study part-time around other commitments. It is equally suitable for recent graduates or post-experience students, for those wishing to go on to further research in one or more of the topics, or for those with a personal interest in the field of global ethics.

You will study six modules, three of which are core Global Ethics modules (see Modules tab for descriptions):

  • Global Ethics I
  • Global Ethics II
  • Research Skills and Methods

Your remaining three modules are optional, and can be chosen from within the School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion. Modules available include:

  • Global Bioethics
  • Global Ethics Placement
  • God, Freedom and the Meaning of Life
  • Research Seminar
  • Human Rights
  • Philosophy of Health and Happiness
  • Value of Life

You will also complete a 15,000-word dissertation; the dissertation may be entirely literature-based, or may be based on a placement project.

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Fees and funding

For more information, please visit the University's Postgraduate Funding Database.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months
distance learning
12-36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiry Service
0121 414 5005