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Practical Ethics

University of Oxford

24 months
2065 GBP/year
2065 GBP/year
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The MSt in Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford offers high quality training in practical ethics through flexible, part-time learning.


About this Master's

This Practical Ethics course at the University of Oxford is run jointly by the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics in the Faculty of Philosophy, and the Department for Continuing Education, and draws on the internationally recognised expertise of the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, the Ethox Centre and the Faculty of Philosophy. 

The course is highly interdisciplinary in character but the primary focus is ethical and philosophical: students will learn how to apply rigorous philosophical analysis to real-life ethical problems and will be provided with a grounding in key ethical concepts and methods, as well as in major debates in practical ethics. Students will also have the opportunity for in-depth research on a topic of their choice.

The course is relevant to students from a range of professional backgrounds, including medicine and other health sciences, cognitive science, philosophy, bioethics and the legal and public policy sectors.

Programme Structure

Compulsory modules:

  • Ethical Concepts and Methods

Option modules:

  • Artificial Intelligence Ethics
  • Climate, Environment and Animals
  • Data Ethics
  • Ethics of the Beginning and End of Life
  • Neuroethics
  • Philosophy, Psychiatry and Mental Health
  • Research Ethics and Empirical Ethics
  • Well-Being, Disability and Enhancement

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

As a minimum, applicants should hold or be predicted to achieve the equivalent of the following UK qualifications:

  • a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours in any subject.
  • However, in the absence of an appropriate undergraduate degree, sufficient relevant professional experience and/or other educational attainment may be considered as evidence of suitability in some circumstances.
  • For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA normally sought is 3.6 out of 4.0.
  • If your degree is not from the UK or another country specified above, visit our International Qualifications page for guidance on the qualifications and grades that would usually be considered to meet the University’s minimum entry requirements.

Tuition Fee

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    2065 GBP/year
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Living costs for Oxford

939 - 1530 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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