The Master's programme Applied Ethics has a 60 EC course load and is offered both full-time (1 year) and part-time (2 years). The academic year consists of two semesters, each divided in two study periods. 

The Education and Examination Regulations state exactly what you will have to do in order to graduate .In order to complete your Master's programme you will need to meet the exam requirements.

» Factsheet Applied Ethics (2023-2024)

Programme components

 During the first semester of your programme you choose the contents of your study path, together with your Programme Coordinator or tutor. The course planner contains an overview of the courses in your study programme's exam requirements, including useful information about individual courses. Do not forget to choose the academic year 2024-2025!

  • Core curriculum - compulsory, 20 EC, in the course planner: V
  • Electives - restricted choice, 5 EC, in the course planner: VK
    ​You have to choose at least one of these three electives in study period 2:
    • Medical Ethics and Philosophy of Medicine (AEMV16005)
    • Economic Ethics (AEMV16006)
    • Sustainable World: Humans, Animals and Nature (AEMV16007)
  • Electives - 20 EC, in the course planner: VK
    You can choose the other three electives from the other courses marked in the course planner with VK and courses outside Utrecht University. You can also do an internship. If you want to include other MA courses from UU or from other universities in your programme, you will have to request approval from the Board of Examiners. 
  • Master's thesis - 15 EC

Study Progress Overview (SPO)

Your Study Progress Overview lists all of your current results, and tells you how far along you are in meeting your exam requirements. View your Study Progress Overview in Osiris > tab Progress.