Ethics in Modern Society

In the minor Ethics in Modern Society, you will focus on topics in applied ethics, a subdiscipline of philosophy, such as societal issues and reflective professionalism.


Number of EC

30 EC

Number of courses

4 compulsory courses


Block 3


Dr. Jos Philips

Course overview

Ethics in Modern Society

Minor code


Entry requirements

none (see the course descriptions for course specific entry requirements)

Associated MA-programmes

Applied Ethics

Register between 30 October and 24 November 2023

Make sure to register for the minor as well as all its courses


Applied ethics, a subdiscipline of philosophy, is in all Utrecht University's disciplines: in (veterinary) medicine, biology, geo-sciences and humanities. Ethical questions address research integrity, enhancement, autonomy, justice, etc.. In this minor we introduce you step-by-step to philosophical methodology and helps you reflect 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 in Applied Ethics.


The minor Ethics in Modern Society consists of 4 four compulsory course modules (30 EC).

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.

More information

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