This course is discontinued and no longer available for admissions
About this course
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- Attributes, outcomes and skills
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Associate Professor Christopher Cordner
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Currently enrolled students:
- Further information: http://graduate.arts.unimelb.edu.au/
- Contact: 'make an enquiry' on http://graduate.arts.unimelb.edu.au/degrees/17-master-of-arts-professional-and-applied-ethics
|Award title||Master of Arts (Professional and Applied Ethics)|
|Year & campus||2022|
|Fees information||Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date|
|Study level & type||Graduate Coursework|
|Credit points||200 credit points|
|Duration||24 months full-time or 48 months part-time|
The Master of Arts (Applied and Professional Ethics) program is no longer accepted new applications into the program from 2019.
This program is offered by the Centre in Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE) and is available through the philosophy discipline in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies in the Faculty of Arts.
Organisational change, political change, wars, globalisation, new technologies and practices, corporate collapses, corruption, scandals in the health and research sectors, environmental disasters, conflicts of interest, as well as the ever-present potential for injustice and disregard for individual human beings that lies within the bureaucratic and hierarchical structures of institutions, all raise distinctive and pressing issues of practice and policy. Finding ethically good and and practical ways of responding to these issues requires a thorough understanding of both the ethical and the empirical aspects of the situation.
Completion of this program will help graduates to be more aware of the ethical dimensions of all the issues they encounter in their professional lives, and also to be able to reflect on and analyse key ethical concepts and arguments in their field of specialisation, enabling them to contribute to policy discussion and development in a wide range of professional, institutional and industry settings. There is scope for students to follow their own interests, with a substantial thesis component and specialisations such as the ethics of health care, computing, business, politics and criminal justice; as well as the broad themes of bioethics and global justice.
Last updated: 30 November 2022