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PAIR3057 Ethics of Public Policy

Module Overview

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • On successfully completing this module, you will be able to write coherent, normative arguments concerning issues in public policy.


Exact topics may vary from year to year, but indicative examples include: Regulation of unhealthy food/drink; Tobacco, alcohol, and drugs; Marriage; Sex; Abortion; Reproductive technologies; Euthanasia; Organ donation.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, seminar discussion, independent reading, coursework writing, and feedback.

Independent Study128
Total study time150



MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework assignment(s)  (2000 words) 50%
Coursework assignment(s)  (2000 words) 50%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

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