MA Applied Ethics, 60 credits

Tackle life´s big questions with Applied Ethics!

Modern societies face many new challenges. Globalisation raises questions of global justice, new technology has implications for decision making in healthcare concerning life and death, climate change and environmental hazards challenge our responsibility for future generations. 

Applied Ethics, Master´s Programme

Autumn 2019, Full-time, Linköping

Applied Ethics, Master´s Programme - First and main admission round

Autumn 2020, Full-time, Linköping

Closed for late application

Applied Ethics, Master´s Programme - Second admission round (open only for Swedish/EU students)

Autumn 2020, Full-time, Linköping

Applied Ethics is a growing interdisciplinary field that strives to tackle the moral issues surrounding these challenges. If these questions engage you, this master’s programme will meet your aspiration.  

The programme offers a complementary education at the master’s level in applied ethics for you who already hold a bachelor’s degree in one of various academic fields, from philosophy to health and technology, or a professional degree. The subject has its disciplinary basis in moral philosophy and ethics, and requires knowledge and expertise in the various fields of application.

Leading centre for applied ethics in Sweden

LiU’s centre for Applied Ethics (CTE) is a leading centre in applied ethics in Sweden. We are devoted to research and teaching, with globally minded areas and collaborative partners worldwide.

You will gain knowledge of ethical theories and methods, and examine ethical debates in different fields of application. You will acquire the skills to provide analysis of moral problems and ethical debates and be able to make critical assessments of ethical arguments and policy documents. In the latter half of the second semester, you will concentrate on a selected area of specialization.

Future opportunities

When you graduate you’ll have a unique competence that you can add to your professional or disciplinary competencies; doctor or nurse, teacher, minister civil servant or economist, many professionals need the ability to manage ethical issues. A great number of our graduates continue to doctoral studies in different areas of applied and professional ethics.

Syllabus and course details
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A detailed syllabus, curriculum, and information on the courses you may take can be found in our study information database via the link below. Entry requirements and tuition information can be found by selecting the drop-down ''Admission requirements'' available under the Autumn 2020 tab.

Alumni insights
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Mayli – Belgium – PhD Candidate in Biomedical ethics
(The Netherlands) & Yale Seminar Leader (USA) 

''LiU gave me a great basis for a successful career. Studying applied ethics in Sweden is especially interesting because the country is so advanced in implementing normative principles into its policies. Gender equality and other social justice efforts are really apparent. I'm also really grateful for the guidance I received writing my thesis; it earned me an award in the US.'' 


Stories from the programme
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Current and recently archived blogs from the programme

Ellie Whitehead

Applied Ethics

Hej! Jag heter Ellie. These are probably the only words of Swedish that I knew when I decided to leave the UK and apply for a Master’s in Applied Ethics at Linköping University. I’ve now travelled across Europe, dragging my husband and two cats, to Småland- beautiful southern Sweden.

Amelia Gackowska

Applied Ethics

Hej, my name is Amelia and I moved to Linköping to study the Master programme in Applied Ethics, as I thought it was about time to study the theories behind my activism!

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The Centre for Applied Ethics (CTE) at Linköping University was founded in 1994 and is a leading centre in applied ethics in Sweden devoted to research and teaching in applied ethics. Programme professors and lecturers pursue research mainly in the following areas: political ethics and global justice, bioethics, ICT-ethics, research ethics, ethics and economy and the theory and method of applied ethics. CTE collaborate with academic institutions in e.g. South Africa, Uganda, Malaysia, Thailand China, Japan, the Netherlands, Germany, the United Kingdom and the USA.

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