Content minor

Issues in applied ethics are to be found in all disciplines of Utrecht University. In (veterinary) medicine to biology, geo-sciences and humanities, questions regarding research integrity, enhancement, autonomy, justice etc. are being discussed. The proposed minor focuses on topics in applied ethics, which is a subdiscipline of philosophy. Next to a step-by-step introduction to philosophical methodology it offers in-depth debates on various topics in the field.

Goal

The minor is designed to interest students from all faculties, who seek reflection on societal issues and on reflective professionalism. The minor functions as a premaster trajectory for non-philosophy students to qualify for admission to the Master's programme Applied Ethics.

Entrance requirements

There may be specific entry requirements for some of the course modules in the minor. Please refer to the description of the course modules, to be found via Study programme.

Study Programme

The minor Ethics in Modern Society consists of four compulsory course modules (30 EC).

Entry Requirements

Look carefully at the entry requirements of the courses and whether there is a placement committee.

Application and registration

How to register for this minor and its course modules, depends on whether you are a student of Utrecht University or not.

Utrecht University students can register for a minor and the individual modules online via OSIRIS during the Faculty of Humanities course registration period. You must register for both the minor itself and each course module individually.

Courses with priority rules

If you wish to register for a course to which priority rules apply, make sure to register for both the course and the minor during the first two weeks of the course registration period (Monday 3 June through Monday 17 June at 12 noon). We will publish a list of courses with priority rules two weeks prior to the course registration period.

REGISTRATION STUDY RESULTS

Once you have completed the course modules, provided that you were enrolled for both the minor itself and each course module individually in OSIRIS, the minor and study results will be listed on your Study Progress Review.

Deviation standard programme

If you wish to deviate from the standard minor programme, you must request approval from the Board of Examiners of the Bachelor's programme that offers the minor.

Students from other Universities can register for the minor and each course module using the digital registration form during the Faculty of Humanities course registration period. Besides that we also need a Proof of Registration from your own educational instituion. Please send the form and the Proof of Registration -preferably via email- to the Student Desk Humanities.

Courses with priority rules

If you wish to register for a course to which priority rules apply, make sure to register for both the course and the minor during the first two weeks of the course registration period (Monday 3 June through Monday 17 June at 12 noon). We will publish a list of courses with priority rules two weeks prior to the course registration period.

Study results

Once you have completed the course modules with as passing result, you can apply for a list of grades (transcript) of the minor programme at the Student Desk Humanities.

More information

If you wish to know more, or have questions about this minor, please contact the Student Desk Humanities.