NEW: International Master in Interdisciplinary Ethics

A new Master in Interdisciplinary Ethics opens at the start of academic year in september 2020!

Presentation of the Master Interdisciplinary Ethics

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This double-degree Master's course entitled "International Master in Interdisciplinary Ethics" (currently being validated) combines the European Centre for Ethics Education and Research (CEERE) of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Strasbourg (and its partner faculties) on the one hand, and the Faculty of Theology on the other hand, with the Centre for Ethics of the University of Freiburg.

In addition to the general skills of the Master's degree in Ethics, this course will place greater emphasis on the competence of intercultural argumentation, in three languages (En, Fr, De) thanks to :

  1. Courses divided as follows: 1st semester (autumn semester) in Strasbourg; 2nd semester in Freiburg im Breisgau; 3rd semester common to both universities and open to courses and seminars from all Eucor universities - The European Campus; 4th semester, at the student's choice, in Strasbourg or Freiburg im Breisgau.
  2. And one international seminar per semester (semesters 1 to 3) organised jointly by Freiburg im Breisgau and Strasbourg, in French-German-English, and held alternately in the two cities.
  3. A priority for English courses in the first semester in Strasbourg in order to promote the integration of all students and to allow the learning of French or German for the non-native language.

The training is based on the acquisition of fundamental and in-depth knowledge in ethics and in the various fields of applied ethics. It will focus on the following competencies from an international and intercultural perspective:

  • Ability to master and use knowledge of ethics
  • To conduct a critical analysis of normative and axiological evaluation
  • To reflect on contemporary values, norms and issues, in both their historical and cultural dimensions.
  • To build ethical reasoning and conduct ethical argumentation
  • To develop the faculties of judgment, discernment and ethical reasoning.
  • To build an ethical deliberation for decision-making
  • To raise awareness of research ethics and integrity.

Student admission criteria

In Strasbourg, the course is intended for students admitted to the entrance to the Master's degree in Ethics. The latter may select students on the basis of their application letter, research project and curriculum vitae. Applications will be made exclusively online on the University's application platform: eCandidat https://ecandidat.unistra.fr/ecandidat/ from March 2020 (to be confirmed).

In Freiburg im Breisgau, the course is intended for students admitted at the entrance to the Master's degree course; their admission is based on a file examination and an interview by the admission committee. Students who have obtained the first degree from a German university in a bachelor's degree course or the equivalent of at least three years' study at a German or foreign university and who can also take courses in the field of ethics with a scope of 30 ECTS credits are admitted to the degree programme.

Students must have sufficient disciplinary language skills to enter this course: compulsory English (level C1); French, German (level B1 minimum) of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR): they must reach level B2 by the end of the first semester of the first year.

The program can accommodate up to twenty (20) students. Partner universities strive to balance the flow of students.