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Philosophy and Ethics, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
University rank #1 (ARWU) Cambridge, MA, United States
 Through this liberal arts graduate certificate in Philosophy and Ethics from Harvard University, you will challenge your own point of view and gain a deeper understanding of philosophy and ethics through relevant works in the arts, sciences, and culture across historical eras.

About

Harvard University offers a Graduate Certificate in Philosophy and Ethics.

Explore questions of human existence and knowledge, truth, ethics, and the nature and meaning of life through some of history’s greatest thinkers.

Key Learning Outcomes:
  • Enhanced ability to formulate and ask questions, engage in constructive conversation, and develop arguments.
  • Understanding of the inquiries that occur in ethical debate, research, academic writing, and thinking.
  • Knowledge of philosophical ideas and application to real-life issues, such as medical ethics, the environment, and science
Earning the certificate

To meet the requirements for the certificate, you must:

  • Complete four certificate courses for graduate credit.
  • Earn at least a B grade in each course.
  • Complete the courses within three years.

Programme Structure

The liberal arts graduate in Philosophy and Ethics certificate requires four courses.

Courses Include:
  • Introduction to Logic
  • Power and Responsibility: Doing Philosophy with Superheroes
  • Utopia and Dystopia in Fiction and Philosophy
  • Introduction to Metaphysics
  • Existentialism: Existence and Anxiety
  • Introduction to Ethics
  • Philosophical Foundations for Economic Justice
  • Economic Justice
  • Life, Desire, and Thought: Introduction to German Philosophy and Literature
  • From Sinners to Sociopaths: The Many Faces of Evil.

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      Regular mandatory meetings
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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General Requirements

No application is required. You simply register for graduate courses during our fall, spring, or summer registration periods.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7332 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    7332 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
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Living costs for Cambridge

  • 1814 - 3760 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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