Taught course

Applied Ethics

University of Hull · Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree or equivalent; other qualifications together with work experience may also be acceptable; international students require IELTS with 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each skill or other English test accepted by the University.

Months of entry


Course content

The aim of the programme is to apply the skills and insights derived from traditional, mainstream philosophy to major contemporary social problems which may not themselves count as philosophical in the narrow sense of the word; these include such problems as: new developments in medicine and biotechnology; the allocation of scarce medical resources; toleration and the rights of ethnic and religious minorities; family and personal relationships; standards of morality in the conduct of the professions, commerce, and politics; the challenges to democracy posed by terrorism and the rise of nationalism; environmental ethics; the moral values relevant to policy making.

Information for international students

Competence in English language is required, as evidenced by IELTS 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent, or previous study in English. Candidates who do not meet the language requirements may take an English course at the University prior to entering their programme. Please see http://www2.hull.ac.uk/fass/modern-languages/efl.aspx

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Departmental scholarships and bursaries may be available. Please contact the department directly for more details. Go to www.hull.ac.uk/money for more information on fees and funding.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)1482 466850