Master 2 Concentration: Ethical Studies
Length: 1 year (can be spread over 2 calendar years)
Preparing for degree: Master of Arts in Theology
Entry requirements: MA1 in Religious Studies or MA1 in Theology (or equivalent)
Choose 4 courses and 1 research seminar from below - to be approved by the Director of Studies
YEAR 2 OF THE MASTER’S IN THEOLOGY - CONCENTRATION: ETHICAL STUDIES
The second year of the Master’s in Theology (M2, Master 2) - Concentration: Ethical Studies provides an in-depth training in moral and political theology. Different schools of ethics exist, and it is important to be familiar with their specificity and interaction. At the same time, the student can further study certain specialized themes, such as bioethics, social justice, family and sexual morality...
During this year, the student writes a research thesis under the direction of a qualified professor, which he or she is required to defend before a jury. The thesis is to be of 350 000 characters - (including spaces). Successful completion of the Master’s degree would enable students to teach and to go on to PhD studies.
The program is structured into:
- an Educational component with specialized courses and interactive online seminars
- a Research component with a thesis, supervised by a research director
Courses and assignments
Online seminars and assignments
The courses available for the Master 2 in Theology program - Concentration: Ethical Studies can be seen below, with a detailed description for each one. The student should choose their courses after completing the administrative registration application and this choice will be validated by the Board of Studies.
The pedagogy of Domuni does not rely solely on reading. The interactive seminars are regularly offered for Master’s students. These are research seminars where students work synchronously: the seminars take place at fixed times and all participants study at the same time. Seminars are an opportunity for real dialogue-based research, led by a professor. The findings from seminars can lead to publication in Telos, the university’s journal.
ASSESSMENT OF KNOWLEDGE
Each course is evaluated by
- a 10-question quiz
- a long paper (10-15 pages)
At the end of the academic year
- The thesis defense concludes the MA 2.
In addition to the fact that students can take more time and study one academic year over two calendar years, examinations, since the Covid 19 pandemic, can be done by videoconferencing, in front of the jury. For the thesis defense, assessments last one hour and are recorded. This arrangement helps to protect the environment (by avoiding travel), to save time and money and of course to avoid transmitting the Covid 19 virus.
It is also worth noting that enrollment happens daily. As soon as the registration process is completed, students receive a code that allows them to access the Domoodle teaching platform and begin studying. As mentioned above, each academic year can be spread over two calendar years without the need to re-enroll or pay tuition fees again.
List of Courses
Bioethics I : Foundations of Modern Bioethics
Bioethics II : Informed Consent and Risk Analysis
Bioethics III: Clinical Ethics & Legal Implications
Issues in Genomic Research
Introduction to Moral theories in Bioethics II
Contemporary Issues in Bioethics I
Contemporary Issues in Bioethics II
Michel Foucault, analyst of the norm
Newman's Theory of Doctrinal Development
Human Rights 1. Individual and group rights
Often legislation is based on the consensus of the majority feeling of a group of people rather than on solid philosophical and theological arguments. This frequently leads to superficial legislation with short term benefits for a group of people, but long-term misery for all. The author of this book provides us with a foundation upon which healthy legislation can be built.