Executive Certificate in Ethics, Corporate Social Responsible and Sustainability for Professionals in Higher Education

About this programme

You will gain practical knowledge and understanding of how professional in higher education address unethical behaviours linked to academic dishonesty and procedural malpractice, such as plagiarism.

The programme includes practical aspects of ethics applied to the higher education sector in the form of case studies and forum discussions. Modules are focused on educational ethics, research and publication ethics, as well as other ethical areas related to teaching and research. Cutting-edge issues such as cyber-security, intercultural communication, protection of privacy, copyright and intellectual property protection are presented and included in points for discussion.

  • Demonstrate practical, theoretical knowledge and understanding of the subject matter
  • Review the concepts of applied ethics in higher education and how to apply them in real situations in class or outside the classroom
  • Use appropriate cognitive and practical skills, methods and procedures to address problems that, while being well-defined, may be complex depending on the cultural context
  • Define ethical criteria for behavioural change in the professional setting and they will be able to draft a code of conduct and best practice guidelines for research and publication.

The entry level starts with a Master’s Degree in Arts and Humanities or equivalent. Students are expected to possess a minimum English language-proficiency of B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The self-assessment grid2 provides potential participants with an overview in case of unfamiliarity with this framework.

There are 3 short courses in this programme

Subjects education, sustainability
Language English
Study Method Distance learning

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Ethics in Higher Education for Teaching Professionals

Learn to recognise, understand and address ethical issues in personal, institutional and professional contexts. This course will also ask you to reflect on existing policies and practices within your institution.

Starting date: 20 September 2021
Duration: 8 weeks
Study method: online

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Ethics in Higher Education for Administrative Professionals

Interpret and analyse situations, procedures and structures within higher education institutions in relation to ethical standards.

Starting date: 20 September 2021
Duration: 8 weeks:
Study method: 100% online

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Ethics in Higher Education Special Mention CSR and Sustainability

Gain specialised knowledge in a cutting-edge area of applied ethics, with well-defined, complex and non-routine subject matters, such as the practice of corporate social responsibility, sustainability and transformation.

Starting date: Spring Semester 2022
Duration: 8 weeks:
Study method: 100% online

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