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School of Politics and International Relations

POL385 Global Ethics

(POL385A – Autumn)

Level: 6

Credits: 15 credits

Semester: A

Contact: TBC

Overlap: None

Prerequisite: None

Compulsory for: None

Associate Availability: Full year and Autumn 


This module examines debates across the field of Global Ethics. It introduces students to frameworks for thinking about global moral questions concerning for example: the global distribution of wealth, the appropriate meaning of human rights in a multi-cultural world, environmental sustainability, migration, development aid, conflict-resolution and transitional justice. Students will be expected to evaluate different approaches to ethical judgment and to apply them to real world dilemmas.

Assessment: 1 x 1,000 word Article Review (30%) & 1 x 3,000 word Essay (70%)