Applied Ethics – Ethical Expertise and Ethical Counselling – single-subject study (MA)

Graduate Profile

Graduates of the study programme in Applied Ethics - Ethical Expertise and Ethical Counselling are able to actively work in the field of applied ethics, professional ethics. In the study programme, great emphasis will be placed on specialized applied ethics, disciplines focused on management theory as well as related humanities and social sciences enhancing professional career opportunities and the ability to apply acquired knowledge into practice in the field of ethical expertise and ethical counsellung. Holder of an MA degree in this field is able to perform the function of professional ethicist in the public or private sector. They can successfully work as experts able to manage staff, diagnose and deal with ethical and human dilemmas in the organization, help promote social integrity as well as to build organizational culture.

What you will Learn During your Studies?

In the subject of Environmental Ethics, you will learn which philosophical and ethical concepts respond to the threat of global ecological crisis, and what are the related theoretical foundations and solutions. In the subject Ethics of Labour, topics such as the work as a self-realization factor, its value and ability to change its surroundings as well as the working individual are discussed. The current issues of application and adherence to the ethical and moral principles in politics, mass media communication and management functions are dealt with subjects such as Political Ethics, Mass media Ethics and Managerial Ethics.

Employment Qualifications of Graduates

Graduates of study programme Applied Ethics – Ethical Expertise and Ethical counseling will have professional knowledge in the exercise of a profession in public or private institutions, in educational institutions as well as in various areas of practice (institutes of ethics, counselling centres, ethical commissions etc.). They can participate in the creation of professional codes of ethics for workers in different professions and propose their wording. Based on their orientation in legal norms, they can work in national and international ethics committees, expert teams, governing bodies and committees for assessing the state of ethical decision-making in various areas of society and social relations. Graduates are able to work as professional ethicists with the long-term program focus on ethical counselling. In this context, they are competent to conduct ethical audit and ethical expertise.

Life at the Department

Do you want to reveal the media scandals, political affairs or analyse behaviour of business executives in term of ethics? Do you have your own creative solutions to avert the threat of the global ecological crisis? Are you attracted to solving the ethical dilemmas? Grab the opportunity to study, explore and confront your views in discussions forums, participate in annual student competitions or present your insight at the scientific conferences. Do you want to know what is new in ethics beyond the borders of Slovakia? You will find it personally if you travel on an exchange study trip abroad. Do you prefer affiliated universities in the Czech Republic or Poland or do you prefer to visit the distant countries in the world? What about spending a semester in Scotland or Canada? Do not forget that the transfer station for high-quality education as well as experiences and study stays is at Constantine the PhilosopherUniversity in Nitra. We are looking forward to you!