Global Ethics and Human Values

United Kingdom
Starts Sep 2019 (1 year)
Course Type
Postgraduate Course
Yes (Details)
Course Fee

Course Overview

Our Global Ethics and Human Values MA is the most wide-ranging and philosophical course in its field, allowing you to study the most pressing ethical issues of our time, from globalisation and climate change to war, terrorism, poverty, inequality, justice and human rights.

Key benefits:

  • A wide-ranging programme covering challenging contemporary philosophical topics and urgent ethical issues.
  • Taught by distinguished academic staff whose areas of expertise include a very wide range of topics in ethics and political philosophy.
  • Based in the heart of London, close to the Houses of Parliament, the Royal Courts of Justice, multinational corporate headquarters and international NGOs.
  • Open to students from law, the humanities and social sciences as well as those with relevant work experience.
  • Generous scholarships are available to support the brightest and best students.

Who should take this course

Our course is equally suited for students with a background in philosophy, politics, economics, history or social sciences, or those already working in government, international aid or NGOs, or in corporate social responsibility in the commercial sector.



Course content

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 180 credits.

Required Modules:

  • You are required to take the following modules:
  • Ethics (20 credits)
  • Contemporary Political Philosophy (20 credits)
  • Ideological Conflict, Belief and Philosophy (20 credits)
  • Dissertation - Global Ethics and Human Values (60 credits)
  • Optional Modules

In addition, you are required to take 60 credits from a range of optional modules, which may typically include:

  • International Justice and Human Rights (20 credits)
  • Citizenship (20 Credits)
  • Topics in Global Ethics (20 credits)
  • Ethics of Culture (20 credits)
  • International Conflict and Justice (20 Credits)
  • Human Rights and Corporate Responsibility (20 Credits)
  • Politics, Culture, and Feminism (20 Credits)
  • The Earth and its Future (20 Credits)

Part-time students are advised to take 80 credits in the first year and 100 credits (which includes the 60 credit dissertation) in the second year of their course of studies.


  • Full time overseas fees:

About Course Provider

King's College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018/19) and among the oldest in England.

King's vision is to make the world a better place, building on our history of pioneering research that has advanced and shaped modern life, such as: the discovery of the structure of DNA; research to better understand autism and develop life-changing therapies; informing air pollution awareness and policy; research that led to the development of radio, radar, television and mobile phones; and making maths available to the underprivileged. These are all ways that we are having a transformational impact on society.

Our intellectually rigorous teaching environment is coupled with a commitment to providing a rich and supportive student experience. We have more than 31,000 students (of whom nearly 12,800 are postgraduates, with 1,000 students enrolled in online masters courses) from 150 countries worldwide, meaning that students are part of a truly international community. Our 8,500 members of staff collaborate with students to help them get the most out of their degree. Many of our academics are also researchers working within and influencing their industries, meaning that students learn the latest thinking and understand its practical and contemporary relevance.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas'‚Äč, King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services.

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