University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Global Ethics

This flexible programme offers a range of modules in the field of ethics, in addition to the opportunity to participate in a research seminar or undertake a placement with an NGO or the equivalent. The programme 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 go on to further research in one or more of the topics, or for those with a personal interest in the field of global ethics.

Entry requirements

The programme allows for multi-disciplinary entry. You need an upper 2nd class Honours degree, or equivalent, in philosophy or other relevant subjects (law, theology, politics, English, etc.) or a joint Honours degree of which philosophy or another relevant subject is a component.

Course modules

3 core modules: Global ethics I, global ethics II; research skills and methods. The remaining 3 modules are optional, and can be chosen from within the School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion. Modules available include: Global bioethics; global ethics placement; God, freedom and the meaning of life; research seminar; human rights; philosophy of health and happiness; value of life.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships may be available to home and international students.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,570 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 14,850 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 3,285 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiry Service
Telephone number: 
0121 414 5005