University of Leeds

Degree level: Postgraduate

Applied and Professional Ethics (Online Distance Learning) (Taught)

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Course summary

Explore the ethical issues raised by different professional contexts, and discover how ethical principles can be applied to help us navigate our increasingly complex working environments. This online distance learning course allows you to examine current issues, debates, and theories around the application of ethics in professional settings. Using a blend of theory and real-life case studies, you’ll gain a critical understanding of issues such as trust, integrity, privacy, consent and professional responsibility. Throughout, you’ll benefit from teaching that blends insights from industry professionals with the latest in ethical research. With the expert guidance of your tutors, you’ll use the theoretical understanding you gain to respond to social, technological, and political developments as they occur. Our diverse community includes people from a wide variety of countries and backgrounds. Whether you’re looking for career progression, a change of direction, or knowledge of a new subject area, you’ll receive all the support you need to succeed. This course is taught through distance learning and can also be studied at PGDip level. Both of these options are available both full time and part time. Specialist support We have extensive experience in providing high quality distance learning. You’ll study at the times and pace that suit you, sharing insights with other students as you learn. Throughout, you’ll receive expert support from your tutors and our dedicated Digital Education Specialists. Extensive resources You’ll study using course materials that have been specially designed for online distance learning, including reading, supplements and exercises. You can easily access these at any time using the University’s virtual learning environment, Minerva. Leeds University Library is one of the UK’s major academic research libraries, and has extensive holdings to support your studies. You can access a wide range of books, journals and other items online, as well as webinars on academic skills.

Course details


Entry requirements

Academic or professional experience in a relevant field. IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in all components. We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. Please contact us for more information. 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.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Fees are listed on our website: https://courses.leeds.ac.uk/

Sponsorship information

If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more at https://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/130536/funding The IDEA Centre also offers a range of scholarships for taught postgraduate study. Find out more at https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/ethics-masters

Applied and Professional Ethics (Online Distance Learning) at University of Leeds - UCAS