This is a one-year programme aimed at students who are interested in applied ethics, and who hold a post-graduate qualification, and who have training in philosophy and ethics.
The programme consists of two lecture series of a week each (the first at the end of January and the second in July). Students are assessed by means of a number of assignments as well as a thesis that counts 50% of the final mark and that is externally evaluated. Attendance of the two lecture series is compulsory. The programme is offered biannually, and the next intake is in 2017. It is not necessary to reside in Stellenbosch, in order to enrol for this programme.
Students who register for this programme specialise in one of three areas: biomedical ethics, business ethics, or environmental ethics. For the course contents of each of these options, view the individual pages of the Centre's three Units. Click this link for more information about the activities of the Centre for Applied Ethics.
Students could be admitted into the PhD (Philosophy) or the PhD (Applied Ethics) programme at Stellenbosch University on the basis of attainment of the MPhil (Applied Ethics) with an average mark of 65%.
Click this link for more information about the content of the course: Centre for Applied Ethics.