Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Ethics

​​​This is a one-year programme aimed at students who hold a Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university, but who do not have a background in Philosophy or Applied Ethics.

The diploma consists of two two-week lecture series (in January and July), as well as assignments and exams. Exams are written during the second contact session, which means that is only necessary to visit Stellenbosch for the two lecture series (thus, four weeks in total). Attendance of the two lecture series is compulsory.

The programme is offered every second year, with the next intake in 2020​.

Students who attain the PGD in Applied Ethics with an average mark of 60% or higher are eligible for admission to the MPhil (Applied Ethics) Programme.

Please consult the faculty yearbook for information about admission requirements and application deadlines.

Programme Co-ordinator

Prof. Anton Van Niekerk
aavn@sun.ac.za