Global Ethics: An Introduction

Online Course

Future Learn
Global Ethics: An Introduction

What is the course about?

Global Ethics: An Introduction
The course Global Ethics: An Introduction is an online class provided by The Open University through Future Learn. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.

Explore the key ethical theories surrounding global challenges and learn how philosophy can be used to address these problems.

Course description
  • Widespread poverty, closed borders and catastrophic climate change
  • 4 weeks
  • In our interconnected world, we face challenges that demand global solutions. But how do you find the right solutions?
  • On this course, you will use key ethical theories to examine the most important global issues of our time. What should be done about widespread poverty? Can it be right for countries to control migration and close borders? And what about climate change: Why care about preserving the world for future generations anyway?
  • Upon completing this course, you’ll be better equipped to think about and debate some of today’s most complex global ethical challenges.
  • This course is for anyone interested in global ethics, or those considering further study in global challenges and philosophy.
  • The Open University
  • The Open University (OU) is the largest academic institution in the UK and a world leader in flexible distance learning, with a mission to be open to people, places, methods and ideas.

Prerequisites & Facts

Global Ethics: An Introduction

Course Topic

Politics & Society, Social Issues

University, College, Institution

The Open University

Course Skill Level

Course Language


Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)



Degree & Cost

Global Ethics: An Introduction

To obtain a verified certificate from Future Learn / The Open University you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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Global Ethics: An Introduction
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Topic: Politics & Society, Social Issues