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Full time & Part time September MSc 1 year full time, 2 years part time
Philosophy (28) Sociology (33)

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Are you passionate about exploring global justice issues and applying ethical theories to real-world challenges? The MSc in Global Ethics and Justice at Birmingham offers a flexible and interdisciplinary programme that will deepen your understanding of key global issues such as climate change, international trade, and war. With a range of core modules and the opportunity to choose your own dissertation topic, you can tailor your studies to suit your interests. The programme is open to students from diverse academic backgrounds, and our world-leading team of researchers will guide you through small-group seminars and offer support for placements with NGOs. Join us and become part of a vibrant postgraduate community dedicated to making a positive impact on the world.

About the course

Are you looking to explore Global Justice topics such as international trade, climate change, war and violence and terrorism and apply ethical theories to these areas?

The MSc Global Ethics and Justice will develop your knowledge of key global issues, and provide you with conceptual and analytical frameworks to enable you to understand and reflect on the ethical dimensions of these issues. It offers a range of core modules which provide a foundation for your studies, with the opportunity to apply your learning to areas of specific interest through your choice of dissertation topic.

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Entry Requirements

The programme allows for multi-disciplinary entry. You need an upper second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, preferably in Philosophy or another relevant subject (e.g. Theology, Sociology), or a Joint Honours degree of which Philosophy or another relevant subject is a component.

If your undergraduate degree is in another subject, you are still very welcome to apply. We consider every application on its merits and we are happy to consider applicants with diverse academic backgrounds. Your level of academic achievement, letters of reference, and personal statement will all have strong influence on our decision.

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Where will I study?

Where is University of Birmingham


Student Profile

Philippa Jasmine Woods

Pippa joined the University of Birmingham in September after studying her undergraduate degree in philosophy in London. In her spare time, Pippa likes to be active, particularly enjoying sailing and running, and tries to bake as often as she can.

Pippa is also a postgraduate mentor, you can contact her online with questions or read further about her experience at the University of Birmingham on her mentor page:

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