Ethics

Ethics is about morality and moral issues.

Studying in this area involves thinking about fundamental moral questions related to 'good versus evil', 'right and wrong', 'good and bad', etc.

This includes individual morality, political morality and social justice.

Ethics also includes learning about the approaches taken by historical and contemporary philosophers and ethicists.

NZ university majors related to this area

Examples of career opportunities

Most entail additional learning (lifelong learning!).

  • Ethicist
  • Bioethicist
  • Philosopher
  • Counsellor
  • Writer
  • Social policy analyst
  • Social justice campaigner
  • Non-governmental organisation (NGO) worker
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects

Income

138% of national
median earnings


Employment

59%
Employed
3%
Unemployed
30%
Further study
8%
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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