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.

Short courses in this programme:

Subjects education, sustainability
Language English
Study Method Distance learning


Globethics is accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) and the European Agency for Higher Education and Accreditation (EAHEA) as a quality provider of online courses. This course is also accredited by EAHEA for the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). 

BAC accredited institution



EAHEA accredited institution

EAHEA accredited institution

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Starting date: 9 October 2023
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Study method: online

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