Part time Doctorate Program in Ethics

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Requirements for the PhD program often involve the student having already obtained a Master’s degree. Additionally, a thesis or dissertation primarily consisting of original academic research must be submitted. In some countries, this work may even need to be defended in front of a panel.

One of the oldest branches of philosophy, ethics involves the study of values, morals, and correct behavior. This subject area has a variety of related fields, including history, business, politics, and sociology.

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PhD in Applied Ethics

Faculty of Humanities, Charles University
Campus Part time 3 years September 2018 Czech Republic Prague

Study of Applied Ethics is about systematic training in critical reflection on own and others attitudes, in recognition of hidden assumptions and prejudices and overlooked ethical issues. We can say in other words that it is about deepening understanding approach – and in this case, it is the area of humanities in a broad sense. [+]

Study of Applied Ethics is about systematic training in critical reflection on own and others attitudes, in recognition of hidden assumptions and prejudices and overlooked ethical issues. We can say in other words that it is about deepening understanding approach – and in this case, it is the area of humanities in a broad sense. The aim of these studies is, therefore, an effort to create a space for systematic scientific work that focuses on the ethical dimension of various disciplines or professions. During the studies, the adepts have to manage also the methods of scientific work and its professional presentation.

Study plan for Ph.D. students includes:

so-called comparative examination: one-term course completed by an examination in the fields, which the candidate has not studied, but which are necessary for doctoral studies; compulsory part: two two-term courses completed by an examination; optional part: a choice of six one-term courses completed by an examination; Ph.D. seminar; other duties: an article in peer-reviewed publications, 2 reviews, 2 lectures, a seminar for students, participation in two conferences. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria ... [-]