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MA Contemporary Ethics

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Gain an in-depth understanding of ethics and how they are applied in the context of cultural and religious pluralism. This Masters degree is taught by Cambridge Theological Federation and accredited by ARU.

As a student on this course, you'll be supported to:

  • gain an in-depth understanding of ethics and its applicability in a context of cultural and religious pluralism
  • learn the conceptual tools for insight into the processes of moral reasoning, development and decision making in private and public life
  • encounter a diversity of approaches, engaging critically with divergent views of the role of ethics in public life
  • relate the discourse of ethics to a wide range of contemporary personal, professional and public issues
  • undertake a detailed exploration of some issues of significance in the contemporary context.

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Be a part of our learning community

Study with Cambridge Theological Foundation and:

  • join one of our denominational Houses, gaining support from others in your tradition and creating networks for life
  • meet students and teachers from a wide range of traditions
  • access resources from the theological libraries of our member institutions
  • learn flexibly: our courses are offered in Cambridge, or by distance learning.


Following the course, our hope is that you will be able to contribute to social transformation through continued critical reflection and engagement with personal, organisational, and public values and ethics.

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Cambridge Theological Foundation

Cambridge Theological Federation is an ecumenical partnership of twelve institutions, with students from 30 different countries. It is based in the centre of Cambridge, and offers postgraduate courses in person or by distance learning.