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Applied and Professional Ethics

University of Leeds

12 months
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This online distance learning Applied and Professional Ethics course from University of Leeds 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. 

This Applied and Professional Ethics course from University of Leeds 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.

Career opportunities

Studying applied ethics will allow you to develop transferable skills in research, critical thinking and communication. It will also give you more confidence to handle situations with ethical implications in the workplace. All of this is good preparation for a range of careers, while it could also benefit you in your current role. In particular, this course gives you scope to develop your career in growing areas such as compliance and corporate social responsibility.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ethics: Reasons, Motivation, Obligations and Happiness
  • Professional Issues
  • Agents and Professional Responsibility
  • Professional Issues: Privacy and Confidentiality
  • Professional Issues: Consent and Contracts
  • Justice: Fairness, Equality and Diversity

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  •  If you want to apply for a scholarship with us, the deadline for this is 30 June.


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor degree. Professional experience may also be considered. If you want to apply for this MA course but don't have a degree, you could begin your studies by completing the PGDip before applying for the MA. 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

Tuition Fee


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.

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