Applied and Professional Ethics, Postgraduate Diploma

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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The Applied and Professional Ethics online degree from the University of Leeds will allow you to develop the knowledge and skills to handle ethical issues as they arise in the workplace.

About

The Applied and Professional Ethics online degree from the University of Leeds is specially designed to help people in business, the public sector, the professions, the third sector and walks of life to explore different approaches to ethical problems. You値l look at the work of philosophers in applied ethics, but you値l also look at real-life case studies to gain a real understanding of the role of ethics in the professional world. You値l think about environmental issues, equality and diversity, privacy, consent and professional responsibility, guided by expert tutors at our Interdisciplinary Ethics Applied Centre.

If you want to study without putting your career on hold, this online degree will allow you to study in your own time, wherever you are in the world. You値l be able to discuss issues with professionals from a variety of backgrounds to gain a real insight into the ethical dimensions of workplace situations.

Students come from a wide range of professional backgrounds, and you値l discuss ideas and share expertise with people from around the world. Current and recent students have studied while working in demanding roles for organisations such as UN agencies, the UK Police Force and the Commonwealth Secretariat, or in law, actuarial professions, development, engineering, management, dentistry and more.

This programme is also available to study part-time, and you could also study for a PGDip qualification where you take fewer modules overall. If you don稚 have a degree, we usually ask you to register for this PGDip programme you can upgrade to the MA if you progress successfully.

If you池e still not sure about applying to study for the PGDip, you could consider studying a single Applied and Professional Ethics Module as a stand-alone short course.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Introduction to Ethics: Reasons, Motivation, Obligations and Happiness
  • Professional Issues
  • Agents and Professional Responsibility
  • Professional Issues: Privacy and Confidentiality
  • Professional Issues: Consent and Contracts
  • Justice: Fairness, Equality and Diversity
  • Global Environmental Ethics
  • Business Ethics
  • Professional Ethics Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date

    There is no formal deadline for applications. However, you should allow time to make arrangements to start your course and the application deadlines for many scholarships and bursaries will close much sooner. As a result we strongly encourage you to submit your completed application by July 31st of the year you plan to start the programme.


  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Part-time
    • Average duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments
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English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

A bachelor degree. Professional experience may also be considered.

If you don稚 have a degree, we normally ask you to register for the PGDip programme. You can upgrade to the MA if you progress successfully.

We look for your willingness and ability to think clearly and independently, as well as good writing skills, a basic understanding of philosophical ethics and any relevant experiences of ethical issues in practice.
International qualifications

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)

Tuition Fee

Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.