All students take core modules which involve seminars covering ethical theory and the broad areas of applied ethics, along with two optional modules.
Options available include
-Values and the Environment
-Special Topic in Applied Ethics
-Issues in Public Policy and Applied Ethics
Students may, if they wish, select options and a dissertation so as to specialise in a particular area of applied ethics.
The core and optional modules are assessed by essays. In addition there is an individually researched dissertation.
Applied ethics is an important research area at the University of Hull, where there is an interdisciplinary Institute of Applied Ethics (see page 42) under the Directorship of Dr Suzanne Uniacke, who also directs the MA in Applied Ethics. Particularly important for this MA programme are close links with Politics, Law and the Hull York Medical School.
The Editorship of the Journal of Applied Philosophy, a leading academic journal published by Blackwell, is based in Philosophy at Hull. Dr Uniacke is Chief Editor, and Dr Stephen Burwood is Reviews Editor.
Staff in Philosophy whose research interests support this Masters programme are Dr John McMillan, Dr Antony Hatzistavrou, Dr Stephen Burwood and Dr Stella Gonzalez-Arnal.