philosophy

About the course

Ethical concerns are central in all fields of activity, especially in business, every day life, politics and science. Applied Global Ethics is an outward-facing, forward-looking research field. It challenges and inspires you to explore academic theories across disciplinary boundaries and national borders. Combining an in-depth focus on theories with a programme of research methods and practical project management, it’s designed to enable you to develop as an independent research professional.

Studying in the Faculty of Business, Law and Politics, and in conjunction with the Institute of Applied Ethics, you’ll benefit from teaching and research by experts from a wide range of disciplines. We have expertise in philosophy, politics, international relations and war studies, business studies, logistics, management studies, and marketing – to name a few. This wide range of expertise provides the right environment to apply the theoretical study of ethics to a global, real-world context.

Key Facts

Tuition Fees

UK/EU: £6,500 full-time

A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters degrees in the UK are now available. They provide up to £10,000 a year for full-time and part-time taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. For more information, visit our Postgraduate Loans page.

Overseas: £12,800 full-time


More information on fees can be found in the funding information section of this page.

Application deadlines

All applicants: TBC

Entry requirements

Minimum

A first- or second-class honours degree in a cognate discipline, or equivalent prior experience (to be evaluated through personal statement and suitable academic references).

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with 5.5 in each skill.

For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Study information

You’ll study the following modules

  • Global Ethical Challenges
  • Power and the State in International Politics
  • Approaches to Research
  • Challenges in International Politics
  • Dissertation

* All modules are subject to availability.

Funding information

Future prospects

After graduation, you’ll be able to progress to a range of careers, including in the civil and diplomatic services, the military and security services, the media and third sector organisations.

There is a growing demand for the expertise and skills of graduates the MA Applied Global Ethics in the private sector, specifically in the field of corporate responsibility. You may also decide to pursue research careers, including doctoral research both at the University of Hull and other higher education institutions in the UK and internationally.