Heythrop College, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme explores questions such as: what is the good life; how should we act; how do we assess difficult moral situations; what does moral living require of us, both in terms of who we are as human beings and as professionals; in searching for answers, students are introduced to different schools of ethics; they learn how to articulate new ethical dilemmas and formulate coherent moral arguments; the programme relates the discourse of ethics to questions raised in contemporary society; its focus is prompted by the emergence of new and complex ethical questions which arise from cultural, social and technological changes in the modern world.

Course Modules

Modules includes: Foundations of ethics; moral development, reasoning and decision making; optional modules (choose 2): ethical issues today; bioethics and sexual ethics; business ethics; morality and spirituality; dissertation.

Course Additional Entry

An Honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent, in an appropriate subject. It is not essential for the 1st degree to be in philosophy or theology; for applicants whose 1st language is not English, the College requires: IELTS score of at least 6.5, with no less than 6.5 in each of listening, speaking, reading and writing; TOEFL internet based test score of 92 with no less than 23 in each of listening, speaking, reading and writing; Pearson Test of English Academic score of 60 overall with no less than 55 in any component.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £11,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £4,500  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £5,725  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £2,350  Academic year. First year home fees