Please note: Ethics may be taken as a supporting subject, but there will be no new enrolments in the Ethics major, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma from 2017. Students who enrolled in any of these programmes in 2016 or prior should consult the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences for advice (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Studying Ethics will give you the tools and capabilities you need to become an inspirational leader in the community and in your working life, and will enable you to feel confident in your capability to reflect on doing “the right thing” and following through on that reflection.
Ethics at Waikato is an interdisciplinary programme with a philosophical core. It includes the study of fundamental moral concepts and the nature of morality as well as applications of evaluative thinking to diverse subject areas such as politics, law, management, Māori and Pacific Studies, religion, art, the media, and the environment. With a theoretical core but an applied emphasis it provides a pathway into any government and private sector employment where sensitivity to ethical issues is a significant requirement.
A great strength of the Ethics programme is that it offers an edge in employability when combined with other professional degrees. Examples include law, counselling, management, teaching, accountancy and computer science.
- Business Consultant
- Environmental Consultant
- Health Policy Advisor
- Human Resource Manager
- Policy Analyst
- Public Relations Practitioner
Study Ethics in any of these qualifications
|Critical Reasoning||PHIL103||15.0 Points|
|Social and Moral Philosophy||PHIL106||15.0 Points|
|The Big Questions: An Introduction to Philosophy||PHIL150||15.0 Points|
|Work Placement||FASS296||20.0 Points|
|Business Law, Ethics, Sustainability and the Treaty of Waitangi||MNGT221||20.0 Points|
|Moral and Political Philosophy: A Historical Introduction||PHIL215||20.0 Points|
|Environmental Ethics||PHIL217||20.0 Points|
|Ethics at Work||PHIL218||20.0 Points|
|Major Political Thinkers||POLS201||20.0 Points|
|The Practice of Social Science Research||SSRP202||20.0 Points|
|He Ao Hurihuri He Ao Tuakiri: Evolving Maori Culture and Identity||TIKA263||20.0 Points|
|He Huringa Ao He Huringa Matatini Maori||TIKA264||20.0 Points|
|Work Placement||FASS396||20.0 Points|
|Contemporary and Critical Issues in Maori, Pacific and Indigenous Development||MPDV300||20.0 Points|
|Philosophy of Religion||PHIL305||20.0 Points|
|Ethical Theory||PHIL309||20.0 Points|
|Democracy, Justice and Equality||PHIL315||20.0 Points|
|Philosophy and the Arts||PHIL316||20.0 Points|
|Directed Study||PHIL390||20.0 Points|
|War and Religion||POLS300||20.0 Points|
|Political Ideas||POLS327||20.0 Points|
|Te Tino Rangatiratanga me te Kawanatanga: Reconciliation or Conflict?||TTWA301||20.0 Points|
|Legal Ethics||LAWS436||10.0 Points|
Prescriptions for the GradCert(Ethics) and GradDip(Ethics)
A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Ethics at an advanced level in their first degree.
For further details, contact the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
Ethics is available as a supporting subject for the BA and BSocSc. Ethics may also be taken as a supporting subject within other undergraduate degrees, subject to academic approval of the Faculty or School of Studies in which the student is enrolled.
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences:
Phone: 0800 800 145 or +64 7 838 4030
General and Undergraduate Email Enquiries: email@example.com