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Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Ethics

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  • Objectives
    Students who complete the postgraduate diploma should: * develop a sensitivity to ethical dimensions of practice in their own, and related professions; * demonstrate a substantial knowledge of one or more areas in the study of professional ethics; * understand the theoretical sources of the key concepts in these areas of study; * develop a sophisticated understanding of the application of these concepts in their professional field or study area; * develop research and analytical skills enabling further study at higher degree levels.
  • Course description
    The Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Ethics provides students with an advanced understanding of key concepts and issues in professional ethics. The course will appeal to professional people who want to understand both the roots of the ethic appropriate to their own profession and the wider social and ethical context in which it is located. The diploma may lead to higher degree study in professional ethics or related areas of study. The diploma articulates with the Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Ethics.

    Structure

    The course can only be completed in one year full time by students in the February intake, depending on the choice/availability of elective subjects.

    Thesis 12 500 words; two core subjects; three elective subjects (totalling 37.5 points). Total 100 points - subjects are 12.5 points each, unless indicated otherwise.

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