Not offered in 2022


Credit points


Minimum duration

1.5 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Approved locations

  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • North Sydney
  • Strathfield

EFTSL value of units : All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

Admission requirements

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed a Bachelor degree, completed not less than three years previously, and professional experience in business or health care.

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2022 Admission.

Completion requirements

To qualify for the degree, a student must complete 120 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. 20 cp from Core Units (Part A);
  2. 100 cp from Elective Units (Part B).

A candidate who has:

  1. completed postgraduate studies in ethics or the equivalent; and
  2. at least three years’ relevant experience;

may be eligible for advanced standing.

Exit points

The Graduate Diploma in Arts (Applied Ethics) is available only as an exit point from the Master’s degree.

A student who has completed the following requirements may exit from the course with the Graduate Diploma in Arts (Applied Ethics):

80 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. 20 cp from Core Units;
  2. 60 cp from Elective Units.

Part A : Core Units

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
PHIL601Research and Critical Thinking10
PHIL605Philosophy and the Moral Life10

Part B : Electives

Complete exactly 100 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
PHIL604Issues in Philosophy of Religion10Common Units
PHIL606Values Beliefs and Practical Ethics10Common Units
PHIL607Issues in Resource Allocation20Common Units
PHIL608Pluralism, State and Civil Society20Common Units
PHIL602Advanced Problems in the Ethics of Health Care20Health Care Ethics
PHIL609Principles of Bioethics10Health Care Ethics
PHIL610Social Philosophy of Health Care10Health Care Ethics
PHIL611Philosophy of Medicine10Health Care Ethics
PHIL612Theories of Business Ethics10Business Ethics
PHIL613Business Ethics and Political Philosophy10Business Ethics
PHIL614Moral Issues in Business10Business Ethics
PHIL615Ethics, Capitalism and Global'N10Business Ethics
PHIL616Special Study in Philosophy10Project and Special Study Units
PHIL617Philosophy Project A10Project and Special Study Units
PHIL618Philosophy Project B20Project and Special Study Units

A student may undertake electives from other Master’s level degrees (subject to campus availability, unit limitations and provided that prerequisite and co-requisite requirements are met), with the approval of the Course Coordinator.

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