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
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.
Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days (Friday 13 November 2015 and Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays
If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: www.pg.bham.ac.uk
Fees and funding
Scholarships to cover fees and/or maintenance costs may be available. For more information, please visit the University's Postgraduate Funding Database.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Enquiry Service
- 0121 414 5005