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The University launches a new Master's Degree of training Permanent in Matrimonial Law and Canonical Procedure.

C with the nihil obstat of the Holy See, consists of 60 ECTS credit and combines a hybrid format of work online and teaching in person at campus in Madrid over a period of one year. academic year


15 | 12 | 2022

The School of Canon Law has launched a new Master's Degree of training Permanent in Marriage Law and Canonical Procedure, which will begin to be taught at campus in Madrid in September 2023. It is the only Master's Degree in Spain, in this field of training, which is mostly online and is C by the Holy See.

This Master's Degree has as goal the specialization and update of the professionals who work in ecclesiastical courts or in the phase of counseling and previous orientation: judges, defenders of the bond, notaries, lawyers, psychiatrists and psychologists, mediators and agents of family pastoral care, or priests in their pastoral care.

"The knowledge of the reality of marriage as a natural institution is indispensable to deepen the authentic identity of the family. We live in complicated times and we often find painful situations in broken families. In these circumstances, the presence of well-prepared professionals is necessary to attend to those who wish it. The world of marriage annulment cases is a demanding professional field: it requires specialized preparation and a frequent update , according to the changes in the rules", explains Professor Alvaro Gonzalez Alonso, director academic of the program.

It has been C with the nihil obstat of the Holy See, which allows it to be taken into account by bishops as a qualification to perform specific functions in ecclesiastical tribunals.

Flexible learning format adapted to each student

It consists of 60 ECTS credit and combines a hybrid format of work online (80%) and teaching face-to-face at campus in Madrid (20%) over a academic year, divided into two semesters. "The systematic method of its Study program allows to face the reality of marriage from a perspective that is rooted in natural law. Likewise, the flexible learning format adapts to the status of each student, allowing an organization staff of the pace of study and a personalized follow-up, essential in this subject of teaching", he assures.

The Master's Degree includes subjects of Anthropology, Psychiatry, Theology and Canon Law (general, matrimonial and procedural), as well as substantial and procedural jurisprudence, and conflict foresight and mediation.

The contents are structured around three modules: in the first module, a systematic review of all current issues on marriage and the family is offered, deepening its insertion in today's cultural framework ; in the second module, Matrimonial and Procedural Law is faced directly and its most important aspect internship is dealt with in order to practice with the tools acquired; and in the third module, the End of the year work Master's Degree is elaborated and developed.

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