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MA Applied and Professional Ethics(Online)(Part-Time)

Year 1

Learning outcomes

1. Competently apply core moral concepts and principles to ethical issues that arise in professional contexts.
2. Explain, evaluate and critique arguments for and against decisions made about ethical issues in different kinds of professional situations.
3. Competently formulate and develop your own views and arguments within the field of applied and professional ethics.
4. Develop your analytical skills in relation to contemporary literature in applied and professional ethics.
5. Apply academic research skills to a personal interest in a specific area of applied and professional ethics by electing to take an independent research module.
6. Demonstrate proficiency in a specialist area of applied and professional ethics in your dissertation.

Skills Learning Outcomes
1. Reflect on, empathise and engage with a diverse range of perspectives. (Academic, Sustainability and Work Ready skill)
2. Communicate your ideas in a clear and scholarly manner. (Academic and Work Ready skill)
3. Identify when, why and how to appropriately acknowledge someone else’s work and ideas (Academic and Work Ready skill)
4. Apply research skills and specialist knowledge in new contexts. (Academic, Work Ready and Enterprise skill)
5. Apply ethical perspectives to contemporary global problems, such as sustainability and exploitation. (Academic, Work Ready, Sustainability and Enterprise skill)
6. Demonstrate the ability to formulate, communicate and evaluate well-reasoned arguments. (Academic, Work Ready and Enterprise skill)
7. Exemplify proficiency in navigating and making use of digital learning environments. (Academic, Digital, Work Ready and Enterprise skill)
8. Communicate and collaborate constructively and professionally with peers through a variety of digital tools and networks in order to share ideas and to engage in online dialogue and debate. (Academic, Digital, Sustainability and Work Ready skill)


Students will be assessed on the learning outcomes for each module, which will satisfy the learning outcomes for the programme over the entirety of the course regardless of the choices of optional modules. The forms of assessment will differ across modules but will typically be conducted primarily by a combination of written coursework essays and contributions to online group discussion forums. Academic support will be provided through unassessed formative exercises and consultation opportunities with module leaders and academic personal tutors.


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