Ethics in Practice Certificate

"What should I do?" - This basic question of philosophical ethics can be understood as a question of orientation in human action and life. Ethical orientation questions are therefore not limited to the subject of Philosophy, but permeate all areas of human practice.
The (non-degree) Ethics in Practice Certificate offers interested students of all subjects the opportunity to deal with ethical issues from society, science and work in a methodically structured manner and to have this verified by a certificate.
Participation in the Ethics in Practice Certificate makes it possible to learn the argumentative principles of philosophical ethics and to use them critically for the systematic reflection of self-selected areas of interest.


For the acquisition of the certificate, you need 12 credit points in at least 4 courses (usually 3 credit points per course). These are divided into two modules:


1. Ethics basic course

At least one basic ethics course must be completed, which introduces the basics of ethical argumentation.
There is a variety of differently designed basic courses to choose from. Some introduce the fundamentals of ethics based on historical positions, others systematically based on ethical types of theory, others use examples based on a certain topic (e.g. sustainability).

2. Societal, subject-related and professional ethical topics

You must also complete at least 3 themed courses on social, subject-related or professional ethical topics:

The courses can be freely selected and combined, so that, for example, three courses on societal ethics can be completed.

Here you will find the range of courses with creditable courses for the Ethics in Practice Certificate.
You will also find an overview of the creditable courses also in the last part of the TCP course program.