MA Applied and Professional Ethics

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Our online MA in Applied and Professional Ethics is designed to help professionals develop the skills and knowledge to effectively engage with ethical issues, which they can apply to their working life. 

This MA teaches different approaches to ethical problems, examining both philosophical literature and real-life case studies. The modules draw knowledge from our academic research and consultancy and training teams, ensuring it is up to date with current issues and developments in professionalism.

For full details of the programme please visit Course Finder.

Who is this course for?

The course is taught entirely online, and available full-time and part-time. This course is particularly appropriate for those in full-time employment and international students, who wish to gain a qualification from a leading university without interrupting their career.

Many of our students are working full-time in a variety of sectors, including:

  • Engineering
  • Finance and Banking
  • Accountancy
  • Journalism
  • Government and regulation
  • International development 

The course is particularly suitable for professionals wishing to continue their professional development (CPD), including those in the following roles:

  • Directors and Board Members
  • Leadership and Managerial roles
  • Human Resources 
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Corporate Governance 
  • Compliance Workers
  • Administrators

If you have questions about whether this course would compliment your profession, please get in touch with us at

Postgraduate Diploma

If you are interested in this course but do not have an undergraduate degree, you can apply for a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied and Professional Ethics. This is also available full-time and part-time, with more information available on Coursefinder.

Professional Ethics Short Course

If you are interested in what the Masters course would entail before committing to the full programme, we also provide an introductory Short Course in Applied and Professional Ethics. Further details about the Short Course can be found on our Short Course webpage.

How can I find out more?

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