MA Matrimonial Canon Law & Jurisprudence

We are pleased to announce that as from October 2018, the Faculty of Theology within the University of Malta will once again be offering the three-year course "Master of Arts in Matrimonial Canon Law and Jurisprudence".

In October 2018, the Faculty of Theology at the University of Malta will once again be offering a course leading to Master of Arts in Matrimonial Canon Law and Jurisprudence.

Offered every three years, this specialised inter-disciplinary programme presents an in-depth study of the canonical legislation, jurisprudence and procedure related to the institution of marriage, thereby enabling the participants to better carry out their respective pastoral ministries and forensic professions.

The course is spread over six semesters and entails two years of lectures and one year solely dedicated to research. It is offered on a part-time basis (evening) and covers the following modules:

 

First Year

Law and Justice in the Church

Marriage and Family: Contemporary Trends

Matrimonial Law: Canonical, Maltese, European

Christian Perspectives on the Human Person

Matrimonial Consent: Juridical and Psychological Aspects

 

Second Year

Theology of Marriage

Matrimonial Jurisprudence

Judicial Procedures

Special Processes

Selected Issues: Procedural

 

Third Year

Dissertation

 

The M.A. in Matrimonial Canon Law and Jurisprudence is recommended for lawyers, psychologists, counsellors, members of the clergy, family therapists, social workers and other professionals engaged in marriage-related services, particularly those working in Church Tribunals and Civil Courts.

For further information, kindly visit www.um.edu.mt/theology/prospective. You may also contact the course coordinator (Rev. Kevin Schembri, J.C.D.) at [email protected] or the Faculty of Theology on 23402767 at [email protected]