Specialist Diploma in Canonical Matrimonial Causes

This degree aims to provide channels of canonical training for people interested in knowledge of canon law marriage. Training lawyers to act professionally before the ecclesiastical courts is an ecclesial, social function defendant, and professionally, which this course aims to respond.

The Code of Canon Law requires, to act as a lawyer in marriage cases, the requirement to be truly expert in canon law (cn. 1483), corresponding to judicial vicar checking this requirement before admitting counsel lawyers Cast of Ecclesiastical Court. This check usually require the provision of some degree or certificate of studies to ensure the canonical training without a degree in canon law is necessary.

Enabling lawyers to act professionally before the ecclesiastical courts is a socially and professionally demanded function, so that the Faculty of Canon Law aims to provide a preparation college, rigorous and systematic range in this field, helping to form canon lawyers with deep knowledge of the subject.

This course, taught by the Faculty of Canon Law, offers the most comprehensive and complete training in matrimonial law and procedural Canon Law.

The course combines the doctrinal depth with the eminently practical discipline, which includes the analysis and study of canon law and the realization of procedural practices approach.

Teachers are teachers and researchers from prestigious positions of responsibility in ecclesiastical courts.

This title provides enabling the subject to practice as a lawyer before the Ecclesiastical Courts, ensuring that you have the necessary expertise in canon law, required by the Code requirement for admission to the list of professional lawyers Ecclesiastical Court.


To whom it is addressed

The main objective is to train lawyers with deep knowledge, theoretical and practical, in canonical matrimonial and procedural law. For this reason, recipients of the course are mainly lawyers and civil attorneys, who claim to practice professionally before the Ecclesiastical Courts, as well as students of 3rd and 4th degree course in law.

They can also be admitted people with degree graduates, graduates, or graduates in theology, wishing to train in this area, particularly with a view to cooperate in Ecclesiastical Courts (psychologists, psychiatrists or other stakeholders) or in family pastoral.

Admission process and requirements

  • Maximum number of places available each year: 20
  • Admission required to file the application with the General Secretariat documentation: photocopy of ID and degree or academic certificate of studies that allow access to this Specialist Course. Upon receipt of the letter of acceptance from the Dean, registration will be formalized in General Secretariat.
  • The deadline to apply for admission and enroll will be from February to July and the first week of September.


year A

  • Marriage - 9 Credits
  • matrimonial law seminar - 3 credits
  • Psychology and matrimonial canon law - 3 credits
  • credits 15

year B

  • Processes - 10.5 Credits
  • judicial practice - 3 credits
  • 13.5 credits

TOTAL: 285 HOURS (28,5 credits) to take two years.

Program taught in:
  • Spanish

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