M.A. Applied Ethics

Utrecht University

Application deadline: Start in 1 September: April (non-EEA: December).
Tuition fee: Not specified
Start date: September  2014
Credits: 60 ECTS
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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The aim of Applied Ethics is to develop academic skills necessary to analyse moral problems, to propose and criticize possible answers, and to engage professionals and others.

Moral problems occur in all areas of life: professional, personal, political or in business. Examples are: Should banks impose strict criteria on their clients to promote corporate social responsibility? How to distribute scarce medical resources during a global outbreak? What are our obligations to relieve famine in developing countries? Can it be justified to use biotechnology to change animal species in such a way that welfare problems in livestock are avoided (or should farming practices change instead)? The programme focuses on the interaction between moral practice and ethical theory. Graduates will have a thorough knowledge of a number of ethical theories, be familiar with important methods and debates in applied ethics, and be aware of the implications of legal and political frameworks for ethical argumentation. These areas are studied in the context of several fields of applied ethics, notably medical, animal and environmental, and political ethics.You will learn about the various ways in which the analysis of concrete problems leads to theoretical philosophical questions and vice versa. This interaction is key to in depth ethical reflection.

Contents

Types of teaching (in year 1): * theory: 50%
* practice: 0%
* self study: 50%




Programme internationalization: * Studying abroad is optional.
* The percentage of foreign students: 20%
* The percentage of foreign teachers: 0%




This programme has a workload of 60 ECTS.


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Requirements

Knowledge minimum


Additional language requirements: * Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English: B1
* Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: C1
* IELTS overall band: 6.5
* IELTS writing: 6
* TOEFL paper based: 580
* TOEFL computer based: 237
* TOEFL internet based: 93

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

75 (Grade B)
TOEFL paper-based test score : 580
TOEFL iBT® test: 93

Funding

Scholarships / Grants:
Utrecht University:The Utrecht Excellence Scholarship offers a number of highly talented prospective, non-Dutch students the opportunity to pursue a degree in a selected number of fields at Utrecht University.For additional information: Website

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Accreditation

Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands


Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

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