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Master of Arts (Applied Ethics)

Not Offered in 2012

MA(ApplEth)

120 cp

Minimum duration: 1.5 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Course available at:
Brisbane Queensland
Melbourne Victoria
Sydney (North Sydney) NSW
Sydney (Strathfield) NSW

GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN ARTS (Applied Ethics)

(Exit qualification only)

GradDipArts(ApplEth)

80 cp

Minimum duration:  1 year full-time or equivalent part-time.

EFTSL value of units: All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

1. Admission Requirements1

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed a Bachelor degree, completed not less than three years previously, and professional experience in business or health care.

2. Requirements for Completion of the Degree

2.1 To qualify for the degree, a student must complete 120 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. 20 cp from Core Units;
  2. 100 cp from Electives.

2.2 A candidate who has:

  1. completed postgraduate studies in ethics or the equivalent; and
  2. at least three years’ relevant experience;
may be eligible for advanced standing.

3. Exit Point

3.1 The Graduate Diploma in Arts (Applied Ethics) is available only as an exit point from the Master’s degree.

3.2 A student who has completed the following requirements may exit from the course with the Graduate Diploma in Arts (Applied Ethics):

80 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. 20 cp from Core Units;
  2. 60 cp from Electives.

Schedule of Unit Offerings

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Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite (Co) and incompatible (Inc) units are indicated in parentheses where applicable.

Core Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
PHIL601 10 Research and Critical Thinking
PHIL605 10 Philosophy and the Moral Life

Electives2

Common Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
PHIL604 10 Issues in Philosophy of Religion
PHIL606 10 Values, Beliefs and Practical Ethics
PHIL607 20 Issues in Resource Allocation
(Pre: PHIL601 Research and Critical Thinking)
PHIL608 20 Pluralism, State and Civil Society

Health Care Ethics

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
PHIL602 20 Problems in the Ethics of Health Care
PHIL609 10 Principles of Bioethics
PHIL610 10 Social Philosophy of Health Care
(Pre: PHIL601 Research and Critical Thinking and PHIL605 Philosophy and the Moral Life)
PHIL611 10 Philosophy of Medicine
(Pre: PHIL601 Research and Critical Thinking

Business Ethics

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
PHIL612 10 Theories of Business Ethics
PHIL613 10 Business Ethics and Political Philosophy
PHIL614 10 Moral Issues in Business
(Pre: PHIL601 Research and Critical Thinking and PHIL605 Philosophy and the Moral Life)
PHIL615 10 Ethics, Capitalism and Globalisation

Project and Special Study Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
PHIL616 10 Special Study
PHIL617 10 One Unit Project
PHIL618 20 Two Unit Project


1 A student must also comply with the Admission Rules.
2A student may undertake electives from other Master’s level degrees (subject to campus availability, unit limitations and provided that prerequisite and co-requisite requirements are met), with the approval of the Course Coordinator.

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