Ethics and Democracy

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Foreign:$ 2.52 k Deadline: Jun 25, 2024
401–500 place StudyQA ranking:835 Duration:1 year

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Ethics and Political Philosophy are two dimensions of Philosophy very demanded by society. The Master’s Degree in Ethics and Democracy aims to respond to these demands, dealing with the great topics of Ethics and Politics, with special emphasis on democracy. For these we have the experiences of classical and contemporary philosophers and with other sources of knowledge, like literature and sciences. The Master’s is structured in two big sections The first refers to the Foundation of Ethics and Politics, and includes three sections like the following: democracy, citizenship, State and civil society, multiculturism and interculturism, global justice, cosmopolitanism, human development, solidarity, human rights, feminist theory and religion. The second section focuses on Applied Ethics in the differents spheres of social life: moral education in a pluralitisc and democratic society, economy and business, mass media, science and technology, with special attention to bioethics, biopolitics and ecological ethics The Master’s is linked to the Interuniversity Doctoral Studies in Ethics and Democracy, with Excellence Award, from which a leading research in Ethics, Political Philosophy and Applied Ethics is being developed. This pioneering research has made that the group of professors who teach it have been recognised as R&D Group of Excellence of the Valencian Government.

In order to complete the 60 credits that make up the Master's Degree, students must choose 45 credits between those offered in the 6 optional modules and take the compulsory module "Master's Degree Thesis" (15 credits) in the second term.

Elective subjects

  • Bioethics and biopolitics
  • Sciences in the contemporary world from an ethical perspective
  • Cosmopolitan citizenship and human development
  • Corporate communication
  • Education for active citizenship
  • Education and media
  • Ecological ethics
  • Business ethics: communication and civil society
  • Ethics, politics and religion
  • Ethics, rhetoric and politics
  • Philosophies of solidarity and human rights
  • Critical hermeneutics: from Nietzsche to Ortega y Gasset
  • Methods for moral education
  • Raison d'état and democracy
  • CSR from an ethical perspective
  • Critical theory and habermas: Ethics, politics and economy
  • Feminist political theory
  • Theories of citizenship and of democracy

On a general basis, official master’s degrees are open to holders of any of the following qualifications:

  • Official Spanish university degree
  • Foreign higher education degree officially recognised as equivalent to an official Spanish university degree
  • Degree awarded by a higher education institution that is part of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) which allows access to official master’s degree courses in the country in which it was awarded
  • Degree awarded by a higher education institution that is not part of the EHEA. In this case, access is conditional upon the verification that the course of study completed corresponds to a level of education equivalent to an official Spanish university degree and that the qualification obtained would provide admission to an official master’s degree in the country of award. Admission following this process under no circumstances implies the official recognition of the degree or its acceptance for any other purpose except admission to the master’s degree course. The process of verification of equivalence of foreign qualifications is subject to a fee payable at the time of submission of the online pre-enrolment form which amounts to €155.22.

The Master’s Degree porgramme is aimed at a wide range of graduates in philosophy, human studies, economy, business administration, political sciences, sociology, communication, education sciences, psychology, medicine, nursery and health sciences, but also to professional and social agents so that they can complete their training in the field of Ethics and Political Philosophy, and develop research in the doctoral programme. This cross-disciplinary character has been very positive for the student’s training and research objectives as well as for their incorporation to the labor world

The selection criteria are as follows:
Curriculum Vitae, which will compromise 80% of the final mark.
The following aspects will be taken into account:
1. Academic report, up to 40 points.
2. Professional experience up to 20 points.
3. Workshops and seminars the student has attended, attendance to congresses, training courses, publications, stayings in other universities (Erasmus Programmes), etc., up to 30 points.
4. Knowledge of languages of scientific interest, up to 10 points.
- Personal interview, which will compromise 20% of the final mark.


  • CB1: Students can apply the knowledge acquired and their ability to solve problems in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study.
  • CB2: Students are able to integrate knowledge and handle the complexity of formulating judgments based on information that, while being incomplete or limited, includes reflection on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments.
  • CB3: Students can communicate their conclusions, and the knowledge and rationale underpinning these, to specialist and non-specialist audiences, clearly and unambiguously.
  • CB4: Students have the learning skills that will allow them to continue studying in a way that will be largely self-directed or autonomous.
  • CB5: Students have the knowledge and understanding that provide a basis or an opportunity for originality in developing and/or applying ideas, often within a research context.
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