Postgraduate Course: Applied Ethics MSc (PHIL11105)
|School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
|College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
|SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Available to all students
|This course introduces students to contemporary issues in applied ethics.
This course will introduce students to the application of ethical theory in one or more specific areas of contemporary concern. Topics covered vary from year to year but may include issues in biomedical ethics, philosophical questions concerning death and dying, environmental ethics, ethics and the law, business ethics, animal rights, and ethical questions concerning the emergence of new technologies.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- become familiar with key debates in some area or area of applied ethics
- understand the relationship between normative theory, metaethical theory, and applied ethics
- relate debates in applied ethics to other areas of philosophy and ethical theory, as well as law and social policy
- formulate questions and positions of relevance in applied ethics and write a critical paper on a current problem in applied ethics
|Reading list will depend on the topics focused on each year. The full details will be in the course guide on LEARN.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
Selective note taking.
Developing an argument.
|Prof Michael Cholbi
|Miss Sabina Ali
Tel: (0131 6) 50 4400