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What is Philosophy and Ethics

When you study philosophy and ethics, you are effectively seeking to logically understand the inner workings of the world and the reasons why things are as they are. Choosing to study this subject matter means you are choosing to enhance your skills of reasoning and argument that can be applicable to a wide variety of professions across the private and public sector.

What is Philosophy and Ethics?

In Greek, Philosophy means love of wisdom. Philosophers use the tools of logic and reason to analyse the ways in which we experience the world in which we live. Ethics is a division of philosophy that looks more specifically at the moral reasons and concepts for behaviour and systems. When seeking the philosophy and ethics meaning and studying in this area, you will acquire the internationally desirable skills of critical thinking, clear writing, and logical analysis.

When you study Ethics Philosophy, you will be able to seek out different areas of philosophy that are distinguished by the questions they ask in their particular subject matter. Questions like, do our senses accurately describe reality? What makes wrong actions wrong? How should we live? These are philosophical questions, and philosophy teaches the ways in which we should examine these questions. The kinds of questions philosophers ask are of interest to all of us because we all ask the same questions.

If you are a seeker of answers and can appreciate the vital role that philosophy plays in our lives, in the business world, and in society, then choosing to study an IIE Degree in Philosophy at IIE MSA would be recommended for you. Our Philosophy programmes not only help students hone their ability to reason but also offer the opportunity to engage in a reflective appraisal of our place in the universe.

Why should I consider studying Philosophy?

Studying philosophy offers a broad range of subject matters to focus on. Philosophy itself is a very broad topic, but the IIE has narrowed the topic down into specific areas of specialisations which students can choose to study.

We recommend you begin with an IIE Bachelor Degree in Social Sciences with a major in Philosophy, which will give you the ability to go on to do an additional year in your chosen major. Once you have an Honours level qualification, the following IIE Masters level qualifications are offered at IIE MSA

IIE Master of Philosophy

The graduate program specialising in communications and media studies examines the developments in society and the media from a historical, political and theoretical perspective and seeks to further student’s understanding of communications and media systems both in South African and internationally.

IIE Master of Philosophy in Integrated Water Management

The IIE Master of Philosophy in Integrated Water Management aims to build the capacity of future leaders in water resource management. The programme takes a multi-disciplinary `whole-of-water-cycle’ approach that equips students with practical tools and skills for adopting innovative solutions to local, regional, national and international.

IIE Master of Philosophy in Arts

If you would like to hone your specialist skills in communications and media, criminal justice and criminology, international studies, and philosophy or sociology, the purpose-built IIE Master of Philosophy in Arts (MPhil Arts) offered at IIE MSA is just what you’re looking for.

For more information about studying with the IIE on the IIE MSA campus, get in touch with us today.

How to go about studying Philosophy at IIE MSA

To study Philosophy, you can enrol for the IIE Bachelor of Social Science degree with a study area in Philosophy, offered at IIE MSA. Following completion of your three-year Bachelor degree, you can articulate into the IIE Bachelor of Social Science Honours with a specialisation in Philosophy and subsequently, a research IIE Master of Philosophy.

If you are interested in applying for the IIE Bachelor of Social Science Degree, more information can be found here.

Where can Philosophy and Ethics take you?

Because the subject matter is so broad, the opportunities for philosophy and ethics jobs are varied and wide. Completing your IIE Philosophy and Ethics journey at IIE MSA will better prepare you for a wide range of exciting and diverse career opportunities, including:

  • Policymaking
  • Research institutions and/or private think tanks
  • Academia
  • Advertising (specifically copywriting)
  • Ethics Consulting and Management
  • Finance Consulting
  • Information Technology (IT, various jobs)
  • Journalism (of various sorts)
  • Marketing
  • Publication (copywriting)
  • Script Writing
  • Television Production
  • Translation Services

Keen to know what career opportunities are available once you’ve completed the  IIE Bachelor of Social Science Degree Find out more here.

Allow your enquiring mind to run free at IIE MSA

Choosing to study Philosophy at the IIE MSA campus will enable you to seek out what sorts of things exist in the world and how are they related? How are the mind and matter related? Philosophy raises questions such as these about the basic assumptions of every form of human inquiry – and attempts to find the answers.

As one of the leading institutions for higher education in South Africa, The IIE employ lecturers and subject matter experts to help students of Philosophy delve into matters of the mind. We creatively encourage students to explore the notions of logic, critical reasoning and both personal and professional ethics.

Choose from the myriads of IIE certificates, diplomas and degrees on offer now;

For smaller classes, personalised tuition and excellence in education,  apply with the IIE MSA campus today.

British Accreditation Council

The IIE is not only accredited in South Africa but its dedication to providing quality education also led to it being accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) in 2014. The British Accreditation Council is an independent authority in the United Kingdom that accredits private providers globally, including Greece, Switzerland, Singapore, India, Mauritius and the United Arab Emirates. In 2017 The IIE had its accreditation status confirmed by the BAC as an Independent Higher Education Institution confirming our confidence in the international comparability of our standards.

“South African students need to know, when they select a private higher education institution, that the standards offered are equivalent to those of a public University. Our students get this from our extensive local accreditation and registration. The students also benefit from knowing that we meet international standards too. The IIE is accredited as an Independent Higher Education Institution by the British Accreditation Council. Locally and internationally we have demonstrated the quality of what we offer”, said Dr Coughlan, Director, The Independent Institute of Education.IIE MSA students can be confident that their IIE learning experience meets international best practice.