Taught course

Applied and Professional Ethics

Institution
University of Leeds · Interdisciplinary Ethics Applied Centre
Qualifications
MAPGDip

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree. Professional experience may also be considered. If you want to apply for this MA course but don't have a degree, you can begin your studies by completing the PGDip and then progress onto the MA. We look for your willingness and ability to think clearly and independently, as well as good writing skills, a basic understanding of philosophical ethics and any relevant experiences of ethical issues in practice.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Explore the ethical issues raised by different professional contexts, and discover how ethical principles can be applied to help us navigate our increasingly complex working environments.

This online distance learning course allows to you examine current issues, debates, and theories around the application of ethics in professional settings.

Using a blend of theory and real-life case studies, you’ll gain a critical understanding of issues such as trust, integrity, privacy, consent and professional responsibility.

Throughout, you’ll benefit from teaching that blends insights from industry professionals with the latest in ethical research. With the expert guidance of your tutors, you’ll use the theoretical understanding you gain to respond to social, technological, and political developments as they occur.

Our diverse community includes people from a wide variety of countries and backgrounds. Whether you’re looking for career progression, a change of direction, or knowledge of a new subject area, you’ll receive all the support you need to succeed.

This course is taught through distance learning and can also be studied at PGDip level. Both of these options are available both full time and part time.

Specialist support

We have extensive experience in providing high quality distance learning. You’ll study at the times and pace that suit you, sharing insights with other students as you learn. Throughout, you’ll receive expert support from your tutors and our dedicated Digital Education Specialists.

Extensive resources

You’ll study using course materials that have been specially designed for online distance learning, including reading, supplements and exercises. You can easily access these at any time using the University’s virtual learning environment, Minerva.

Leeds University Library is one of the UK’s major academic research libraries, and has extensive holdings to support your studies. You can access a wide range of books, journals and other items online, as well as webinars on academic skills.

Information for international students

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in all components.. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.


Improve your English

International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme may be able to study our postgraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.

This pre-sessional course is designed with a progression route to your degree programme and you’ll learn academic English in the context of your subject area. To find out more, read Language for Arts and Humanities (6 weeks) and Language for Social Science and Arts: Arts and Humanities (10 weeks).

If you need to study for longer than 10 weeks, read more about our postgraduate pre-sessional English course.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Email
admissions@idea.leeds.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)113 343 7799