Courses offered by the Programme

The Programme for Applied Ethics offers one Bachelor level course and three English-language Masters level courses. The Bachelor course provide an introduction to key topics in applied ethics, while our Masters courses explore further three domains: bioethics, ethics of technology and corporate social responsibility. The courses invite science and technology students as well as students in philosophy and applied ethics.


Courses the Programme contributes to

Programme members contribute to ethics teaching at NTNU by participating in courses offered by several faculties. The courses that we regularly contribute to include:

  • AAR8320 Introduction to research methods and theories of science for PhD Candidates (compulsory) –Faculty of Architecture and Design (Carson)
  • AAR602 Vitenskapelige metoder (Masters level, Senter for Eiendomsutvikling og forvaltning) (Carson)
  • IFEL8000 Introduction to Research Methodology, Theory of Science and Ethics –Faculty of Engineering (Nydal)
  • MN8000 Doing Science: Methods Ethics and Dissemination –Department of Chemistry (Nydal)
  • NEVR8014 Laboratory Animal Science for Researchers –Department of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine (Efstathiou)
  • TBT4170 Biotechnology –Department of Biotechnology and Food Science (Nydal)
  • TIØ4261 Green Value Creation –Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management (Carson, Efstathiou, Thorseth)
  • TFE4220 Introduction to Nanotechnology –Department of Electronic Systems  (Nydal)
  • The Bachelor Seminar for Applied Ethics students at the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies (Carson, Thorseth)

The program previously offered a PhD course (FI8880 Deliberating Controversies in Globalization Theory, Methodology, and Ethics) focusing on critically examining some selected conceptual, theoretical, methodological, and ethical issues in globalization research. These issues included debates about how to define globalization, naturalist and constructivist approaches to social research, global justice and democracy, ethics in international research, and the role of information and communication technology (ICT) in globalization processes. (PDF of seminars from 2011-2014)