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Moral problems occur in all areas of life: professional, personal, political. Should banks impose strict criteria on clients to promote corporate social responsibility? How to allocate fairly the benefits and burdens of climate change policy options? Is it ethical for us to use biological enhancement technologies to make ourselves, in some respect, better? For what purpose is the use of big data morally permissible? Such problems require careful reflection on the facts – but also on our basic moral values.
The Applied Ethics Master’s programme offers you an in-depth focus on the interaction between moral practice and ethical theory, allowing you to
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You will be considered for admission to the Master’s programme in Applied Ethics if you can demonstrate the following knowledge, insight, and skills:
You have a strong interest in applied ethics as a discipline that takes its starting point on moral problems, practices, and policies and aims to make an effective contribution to pressing contemporary ethical issues by drawing from moral and political philosophy as well as empirical research. Its interdisciplinary nature and focus on the interplay between theory and practice is what appeals you.
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Founded in 1636, Utrecht University is an esteemed international research university, consistently positioned in the top 15 in continental Europe and the worldwide top 100 of international rankings, and member of the renowned European League of Research Universities. The university is located in the city of Utrecht, one of the most beautiful and safest cities in Northern Europe.Read more
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