Taught course

Media Ethics

University of Brighton · School of Humanities

Entry requirements

Normally an undergraduate degree or equivalent. Appropriate accredited modules completed as part of other masters degrees (or their recognised equivalent) are taken into consideration in judging which elements, if any, need not be completed. Prior learning will also be accredited as appropriate. For non-native speakers of English: IELTS 7.0 overall and 6.5 in writing.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in Media Ethics will introduce you to the core concerns of ethics, before exploring the ethical implications of creative and professional media practice and media research. It is designed both for professionals wishing to gain a qualification in ethical aspects of their field and for students interested in pursuing further research.

These degrees develop your critical and analytical understanding of ethical issues, drawing on sound philosophical argument, while applying these skills in the specialist field.

The first two core units, which students on all the degrees take together, are designed to introduce students to the activity of philosophical thinking. Two further core units, again taken by everyone, prepare students for their research project

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment100
Dissertation (20000 words)

Course contact details

Enquiries team
01273 644644