Master of Arts (Professional and Applied Ethics)

1 - 2 years full-time, Parkville — Domestic and International students. CRICOS code: 081165G

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Course Description


Do you strive to make an ethical difference in your current work or in your proposed career path? By studying a Master of Arts (Professional and Applied Ethics) you can. You’ll investigate and apply practical and ethically sustainable solutions to real world issues.

This wideranging program provides you with a theoretical, analytical and practical understanding of the policy and practice of ethics in a national and global context. It’s been developed by the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE) – a partnership between the University of Melbourne, the Australian National University and Charles Sturt University.

Who’s it for?

Enter an academic arena in which to debate and explore pressing issues, including corporate collapse, globalisation, corruption, political change, new technologies and environmental disaster. Delivered for those who want to refine and understand the ethics of our world, the Master of Arts (Professional and Applied Ethics) investigates practical and ethically sustainable solutions to world issues through a balanced understanding of the ethical and empirical aspects of the situation. You can follow your personal interests through the minor thesis component in targeted areas, including criminal justice, business, politics and healthcare. This thesis can act as a pathway to a PhD.

Where will it take me?

A Master of Arts (Professional and Applied Ethics) prepare you with the ability to work in professional fields including:

  • Education
  • Policy development and social work
  • Global communications
  • NGO and not-for-profit sector
  • Environmental projects.

Graduates have also gone on to work in global organisations including:

  • Australian Association of Social Workers
  • Australian Ethics Committee
  • Australian Youth Ambassadors of Development (AYAD)
  • The Focil Foundation of Indonesia
  • Hollaback! feminist movement
  • St James Ethics Centre.

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Application deadlines

  • 31 March, 2018 for Semester 2, 2018 intake
  • 31 October, 2018 for Semester 1 2019 intake
  • Scholarships

 It is strongly recommended your application is submitted by the following dates to ensure enough time for your student visa processing.

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Please note: If you wish to be considered for a scholarship or bursary at the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences you must submit an application to a GSHSS degree by 31 October 2017 noting that you must supply your final results and evidence of course completion by 30 November 2017 to meet the requirements of the scholarship criteria. If you are not able to meet these deadlines, you will be considered for the following intake.

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