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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Semester Two (July) 2017 entry

31 May 2017

Semester One (February) 2018 entry

31 October 2017

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Please note:

  • It is strongly recommended that applications are submitted by 31 October, 2017 for Semester 1, 2018 intake and 31 March, 2017 for Semester 2, 2018 intake to ensure that your application is assessed in time for processing of student visas.
  • Later applications may be accepted from onshore applicants. Please email Arts Grad admissions
  • For more detailed information please visit the Graduate Coursework application information web page.
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