Graduates of this program will have the skills to engage with pressing ethical issues in a manner that is both critical and compassionate. Graduates can continue their academic studies at the PhD level in the many fields covered in the program. They may also choose to work in a professional environment by regulating ethical guidelines and policies in government and private institutions active in a wide range of areas, including biomedical sciences, engineering, business, politics, family, migrant labor, and human rights – in Muslim and Western contexts.
The MA in Applied Islamic Ethics is designed to develop a strong foundation in moral frameworks and theoretical ethics in order to equip students with the skills to address pressing ethical dilemmas in today’s unprecedented age.
The overall structure of the program fuses together two main aspects: ‘the academic aspect’ of Islamic ethics, through a scholarly approach rooted in the Islamic scholarly tradition; and ‘the applied aspect’, to improve students’ skills in addressing the vexing ethical dilemmas and questions that people face in contemporary times— adding critical value to professional qualifications.
*With approval, students can also choose either a tutorial or an internship as an elective.