Professional Ethics Short Course

IDEA Centre

Course Outline

If you would like an introduction to one of our MA programmes, or are looking for CPD training in applied ethics, we are pleased to offer two Short Courses in Professional Ethics. The courses are designed to introduce the concept of professional ethics, explore the nature of professional ethics, and the core topics in the area.

The courses are taught entirely online over 8 weeks, and leads to 15 credits at postgraduate level. More information on online distance learning can be found on our webpage.

For each course, you will join us for one module of either MA programme. Choose from either:

Students who successfully complete a Short Course will be able to submit these credits as advanced standing, should they decide to go on to apply for the corresponding Masters programme.

Who is the course for? 

These courses are particularly suitable for professionals looking to further their career with CPD training. It is also beneficial for individuals who are interested in our courses, and would like to try out more before committing to an MA or PGDip with the IDEA Centre. 

For more information on the who the courses are suitable for, please visit the MA Applied and Professional Ethics and MA Biomedical and Health Care Ethics webpages. 

Course Dates

The next course will begin on Monday 5th November 2018 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. The course fee for 2018/19 will be updated shortly. 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

To find out more please contact