You will normally need a Masters degree in a relevant area.
Months of entry
Postgraduate students and researchers are a vital and growing part of our applied ethics community. As a postgraduate student at the Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied (IDEA) Centre you will have the opportunity to take part in a range of activities, including research seminars, reading groups, and conferences.
IDEA welcomes applications for PhD study. The Centre can provide a broad base of supervisory expertise in applied ethics, broadly construed, but has particular strengths in:
• Moral psychology (especially desire, emotion, and rationality) and virtue theory;
• Ancient ethics (especially Plato and Aristotle),
• Contemporary moral theory,
• The demandingness of ethics (and gradability in moral theories),
• Business ethics and the purpose of business,
• Climate change and responsibility,
• Professional ethics (and engineering ethics in particular),
• Emotions and ethics - the role of emotions in correct responses to ethical considerations, Ethical issues in leadership and influence,
• Informed consent,
• Integrity (in individuals and in organisations),
• Moral development
• Practical wisdom, practical judgment and moral expertise,
• Psychiatric ethics (including vice and mental illness),
• Moral luck and punishment,
• The ethical significance of pleasure and pain (e.g. in public policy, in ethical goal-setting), The ethics of persuasion, including (but not limited to) rhetoric, advocacy, advertising, The public interest.
Fees and funding
The IDEA Centre is able to fund a number of scholarships and bursaries.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions
- +44 (0)113 343 3263