Professional Ethics Short Course

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We are pleased to be able to offer a short course by online distance learning in Professional Ethics. The course is studied over 8 weeks, and leads to 15 credits at postgraduate level.

The course is one module from one of our masters programme, chose from either:

Students who successfully complete the short course will be able to submit these credits as advanced standing should they decide to go on to apply for the relevant masters programme.

Particularly suitable as CPD for professionals from a wide range of backgrounds, the course introduces the concept of professional ethics, explores the nature of professional ethics, and will introduce you to some of the core topics in the area.

The programme is delivered entirely online via the University's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Find out more about study by online distance learning.

Course Dates

The next course will begin on Monday 6th November 2017 for Professional Ethics or Monday 20th February 2018 for Conscience, Codes and Professional Issues.  

Course Fees

The full course fee for 2017/18 is £717. This fee includes a certificate on successful completion of the course.

How to Apply

To apply for the short course in Professional Ethics please use the University's online application form. You should select 'Taught Postgraduate (excl. MBA)' and then 'PGCred Professional Ethics PT' from the drop-down menus. 

You will need to include any transcripts and certificates with your application, either by uploading them with your application or e-mailing them to

Applications should be submitted no less than 6 weeks before the start of the course. Course dates can be found above.

Please indicate on your application form which module you wish to take.

Please note that applicants for whom English is not their first language need to meet the University's minimum requirements for English language proficiency, currently IELTS: 6.5 overall with not less than 6.0 in each component skill. For full details of the University's policy on English language requirements, including details of exemptions and a full list of acceptable qualifications, please see the University's Taught Postgraduate Admissions Policy.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Further Information

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