The Global Ethics and Justice (Distance Learning) programme from the University of Birmingham offers a range of core modules which provide a foundation for your studies, with the opportunity to apply your learning to areas of specific interest through your choice of dissertation topic.
The programme is ideal for those who are interested in international affairs, and who wish to pursue or develop careers in NGOs, related areas in public or private sectors, or research positions. It is designed to accommodate those wishing to study full-time as well as those wishing to study part-time around other commitments. This programme can also be used as a route into PhD research.Why study this course?
- Flexibility – you can study at home, in your own time and at your own pace, so you can combine achieving a qualification with work or family commitments. You also have the benefit of developing your career without having to leave employment.
- Career changing – a qualification from the University of Birmingham can be the springboard to promotion with your current employer, the platform from which to launch a new career or simply a way to become more effective in your current role. Studying at Birmingham is a rewarding and enriching experience that brings about significant personal development.
- Real application – studying this programme via distance learning means that you can apply new knowledge and insights to your working life while you are still studying; many students choose to tackle work-related topics in their dissertations.
- Support – there is always support available from tutors at the University. The programme is designed to keep you in touch with fellow students and tutors. Our ‘virtual learning environment’ provides a focal point and help provide a structure for your learning. You will be assigned a personal tutor. Personal tutors are available to answer questions regarding the content of your programme, and also to give advice and provide clarification if you don't understand something, for example what an assignment question demands.
Birmingham's Philosophy postgraduates develop a range of skills that are highly desirable in the job market, including: articulacy; precise analytical thought; clarity; rigour in formulating complex problems; and the ability to analyse and construct sound arguments.
Due to the transferable nature of their skills, Philosophy postgraduates traditionally enter a wide range of employment areas, from teaching and lecturing to publishing. Employers that graduates have gone on to work for include: BBC; Friends of the Earth; Birmingham Children?s Hospital; Highways England; and University of Birmingham.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Ethics and Global Ethics
- Topics in Global Justice
- Research Skills and Methods
- Philosophy of Health and Happiness
- God, Freedom and the Meaning of Life
- Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science
- 12 months
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesPhilosophy & Ethics Legal Studies Cognitive Sciences View 16 other Masters in Cognitive Sciences in United Kingdom
- The programme allows for multi-disciplinary entry. You need an upper second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, preferably in Philosophy or another relevant subject (e.g. Theology, Sociology), or a Joint Honours degree of which Philosophy or another relevant subject is a component
- If your undergraduate degree is in another subject, you are still very welcome to apply. We consider every application on its merits and we are happy to consider applicants with diverse academic backgrounds. Your level of academic achievement, letters of reference, and personal statement will all have strong influence on our decision. We may also require you to submit a writing sample
International9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- UK/EU: 4,625 GBP per year
- Overseas: 4,625 GBP per year
- Scholarships to cover fees and/or maintenance costs may be available
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.
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!
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