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M.Sc. On Campus

Global Ethics and Justice

University of Birmingham

12 months
Duration
21240 GBP/year
9810 GBP/year
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About

Delivered by the Department of Philosophy, this flexible Global Ethics and Justice programme from University of Birmingham offers a range of modules in the field of ethics. It also provides the opportunity to participate in a research seminar or undertake a placement with an NGO or the equivalent.

Overview

The Global Ethics and Justice programme from University of Birmingham is designed to accommodate those wishing to study part-time around other commitments. It is equally suitable for recent graduates or post-experience students, for those wishing to pursue PhD research in one or more of the topics, or for those with a personal interest in the field of global ethics.  

We also offer this programme by distance learning - see Global Ethics and Justice MSc (Distance Learning). The qualification you will gain is the same whichever mode of study you choose.

Why study this course?

  • Taught by experts – You will study alongside some of the finest minds in Philosophy. Times Higher Education ranked the Department of Philosophy second in the country for its performance in the latest Research Excellence Framework exercise.
  • Optional placement – Gain hands on experience by exploring the practice of global ethics by undertaking a placement in an organisation of your choice, such as a Non-Government Organisation (NGO) or policy-making organisation. Previous students have enjoyed placements with Oxfam, development NGOs in Tanzania and UK-based Human Rights and activist organisations.
  • Friendly and relaxed atmosphere – Staff within the Department of Philosophy are very approachable and happy to offer additional advice on academic performance.
  • Small classes – Teaching on the masters-level modules involve mainly small-group seminars allowing you to really get to grips with the learning material. 
  • Be a part of an active postgraduate community – You will join a lively and stimulating Department where you can contribute to on-going research activities, including research seminars and events such as our weekly speaker series and various workshops, reading groups and conferences throughout the year.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ethics and Global Ethics
  • Topics in Global Justice
  • Research Skills and Methods
  • Bioethics
  • God, Freedom and the Meaning of Life
  • Human Rights
  • Philosophy and Mental Health

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.
  • We ask you to submit two academic references as part of your application, but if you have been out of academia for some time we will also accept a professional reference in addition to one academic reference.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21240 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21240 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9810 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9810 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

UK:  £4,905 part-time

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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