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The MA Global Ethical Challenges at University of Leeds enables you to think through these challenges rigorously and consider potential solutions in depth by challenging current policies and ways of thinking.

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This Global Ethical Challenges program at University of Leeds is designed to appeal if you have an interest in the ethical challenges affecting us globally, or perhaps if you're thinking of undertaking PhD work in moral philosophy, political philosophy, and political and social theory with an international slant. It is also a great foundation if you have ambitions to enter international policy fields and related careers.

You’ll find plenty of resources at Leeds to inspire and inform your studies. The Special Collections housed in our Brotherton Library include extensive collections of archive and early printed material, and you’ll also have access to a wide range of journals, recordings, books and digital resources to assist you during your course.


This course will equip you with a range of in-depth subject knowledge, but it will also allow you to develop high-level skills in research, analysis, interpretation and communication.

All of these qualities are valuable to a range of employers across sectors and industries, and we’re proud of our record in preparing postgraduates for their careers after graduation. They’ve gone into roles such as teaching, consultancy, business management, administration, accountancy, law, journalism and the civil service among others.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • War, Terror and Justice
  • Religion, Gender and Sexuality
  • Religions and Global Development
  • Global Environmental Ethics
  • Global Politics of Health
  • Gender, Globalisation and Development
  • International Political Economy
  • Conflict, Complex Emergencies and Global Governance
  • Global Justice; and Racism, Decoloniality and Migration

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) or equivalent qualification in a relevant discipline, such as philosophy, religious studies, theology, sociology or politics. Relevant professional experience will also be taken into consideration.
  • Our admissions team are experienced in considering a wide range of international qualifications. If you wish to discuss whether your qualifications will meet the necessary entry criteria, contact the School’s admissions team. You can also check the accepted qualifications for your country or region.

Living costs for Leeds

637 - 1103 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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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