MA Christian Ethics

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  • Objectives
    The Programme relates Christian Ethics to contemporary debate and addresses the relationship between questions raised in contemporary society and the insights of the classical Christian tradition and modern ethical analysis. It offers points of contact between related disciplines such as Ethics and Political Philosophy. The particular focus of the programme is prompted by the emergence of new and complex ethical questions which arise from rapid cultural and technological changes in the modern world. While the moral dimension of cultural change cannot be ignored, the rapidity of this change means that society is uncertain about how to handle its development. This MA programme aims to establish links between the Christian moral tradition and ethical questions relevant to the emerging social context. Among the complex issues are moral questions raised by genetics; cultural pluralism and social consensus; the role of religious traditions in social policies; just distribution and the market; practical issues in the business world; the rights and responsibilities of the human person. A point of innovation is the inclusion of a study of moral development. Programme Aims · To provide an in-depth understanding of fundamental Christian ethics, with particular attention paid to its applicability in a context of cultural pluralism. · To provide the conceptual tools necessary for insight into the processes of moral development and decision making in private and public life and an awareness of the diversity of approaches operative · To enable students to engage critically with divergent views of the role of Christian ethics in public life · To enable students to relate Christian ethics to a wide range of contemporary personal, professional and public issues · To enable a detailed exploration of some issues of significance within the contemporary context · To provide training in research in an appropriate field of the student’s own choice
  • Entry requirements
    The Programme is suitable for teachers of Religious Education at secondary level, those engaged in ministries concerned with evangelisation, those whose professional occupation requires ethical reflection, particularly health workers and those interested in making an informed contribution to contemporary social and ethical debate.
  • Academic title
    MA Christian Ethics
  • Course description

    To achieve an MA, students must pass four taught modules and a dissertation. Each whole module is equivalent to 30 credit points. The dissertation is equivalent to 60 credit points.

    Students who have successfully completed four taught modules including the two compulsory modules may be eligible to leave the programme with a Postgraduate Diploma.

    -Compulsory Core Modules:
    -Principles of Christian Ethics
    -Moral Development

    Optional modules (choose 2)

    -Medical and sexual ethics
    -Business Ethics
    -Ethical issues today

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