Postgraduate Study in Global Ethics

Studying global ethics gives students the opportunity to explore the leading ethical issues of our time in a dynamic and reflective way.

Postgraduates working in the ERI building

What can I study?

We offer qualifications in Global Ethics at both masters and doctoral levels, and with flexible modes of study. All of our courses can be undertaken full-time or part-time, and some of our programmes are available to study both on-campus or online by distance learning.

Taught Masters

Our flagship MSc Global Ethics allows you to examine issues such as development climate ethics, humanitarian intervention, immigration, climate change, the resource curse, global governance and global trade. Some of our students wish to use this qualification to enhance their skills and knowledge to further their careers, while others intend to continue on to doctoral research. We cater for these different goals by offering a combination of traditional taught modules alongside unique options such as our Placement module, which enables students to work with relevant policy-makers, activists or practitioners and to submit a report based on their experience for credit.

We also contribute to a range of jointly-delivered programmes which combine the study of ethics with other disciplines. These include MA Philosophy of Health and Happiness and MA Philosophy of Religion and Ethics – both available to study either on-campus or by distance learning – and the campus-based MA International Law, Ethics and Politics.

Doctoral Research

PhDs in Global Ethics can be in any topic that fits within the Centre's remit and staff expertise and can be undertaken full-time, part-time, or distance learning. We support students who wish to go on to have academic careers as well as those who wish to be better informed in their chosen field. Our alumni include successful academics, policy makers, professionals, practitioners and activists. 

If you are thinking of applying and would like more information about the PhD, please contact Jonathan Parry.