Applied Ethics PGCert

University of Brighton
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
Postgraduate Certificate
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
1 year
Tuition fee (local)
USD 7,960
Tuition fee (foreign)
USD 19,008

Entry Requirements

Degree and/or experience:

  • 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.

English Language Requirement:

  • IELTS 7.0 overall and 6.5 in writing.


  • You will normally be interviewed so that we can assess your potential to study at masters level. For the Certificate of Seminar Attendance, candidates will normally be admitted with an undergraduate degree or equivalent.


There are seven distinct Applied Ethics degrees to choose from, which explore ethics in relation to art and design, education, healthcare, media, medicine or politics. No previous familiarity with philosophy is necessary.

Students take four core modules to introduce the activity of philosophical thinking and prepare for the research project. These are:

  • Introduction to Philosophical Thinking
  • Moral Thought and Practice
  • Research Methods
  • Research Ethics

You then take two subject-specific modules – depending on the named award you are seeking – which are taught by staff in the relevant area of the university.

The research project is the culmination of the MA and consolidates the experiences, practices and research skills developed on the course into an extended argument.

Individual modules can be taken as a professional development course or as a taster of what the full MA degree involves.

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