The distinctive characteristic of this master’s programme in Applied Ethics is its practical relevance. It deals with people’s moral actions and conduct and therefore has specific relevance for the challenges of present-day society – from digitalisation and diversity to justice and the common good, climate change and artificial intelligence, stem cell research and euthanasia.
Interests that are a good basis for this study programme
You are willing to engage in critical thinking, relish constructive debate, and enjoy interpreting philosophical texts. You are also interested in how morality functions and influences the way we behave, or how social interactions and cooperation are affected by differing moral codes.
Applied Ethics at the University of Graz
Core areas of research in this study programme are the principles of morally responsible behaviour, and ethical considerations in specific fields, such as healthcare, society, and the economy. You will learn to analyse values and norms in the context of different cultures and religions, and to evaluate these from various different societal perspectives.
Even more future? With the new master’s modules, you can turn your master’s programme into a Master’s Plus. To be exact, this means that in two semesters you can work intensively on a future topic of your choice – be it communications, digitalization, entrepreneurship or pecebuilding and climate change.
After completing the master’s programme there is the possibility of further study in the doctoral programme. The content will be evaluated during the admission process.
Preparation for a wide range of career paths
Depending on your previous studies and your focus in this study programme, there will be a range of possible careers open to you in society, healthcare, and industry. These include corporate and political consulting on issues of environmental or technological ethics, diversity management, health management as well as activities in ethics commissions and committees, ethics consulting in various areas, globalisation management, ethical certification or science journalism in social and business ethics issues.
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