36 months
3600 EUR/year
1600 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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This Matrimonial Canon Law and Jurisprudence programme of study at the University of Malta provides a specialised interdisciplinary course – theological, canonical, psychological, social – for the formation of professional personnel working in Church Tribunals and Civil Courts as well as in marriage-related services and in family ministry.

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This Master of Arts course at the University of Malta  presents an in-depth study of Matrimonial Canon Law and Jurisprudence as well as canonical judicial processes, thereby better enabling you in your respective pastoral ministries and forensic professions.

Career opportunities

By successfully following this course, you will be able to serve as an Auditor in in Church Tribunals. If you also possess the required qualifications, you may assist clients in Church Tribunals as an Advocate or carry out the functions of Defenders of the Bond. Today, there is also the possibility of lay Judges in Church Tribunals.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Law and Justice in the Church
  • Matrimonial Law: Canonical, Maltese, European
  • Theology of Marriage
  • Contemporary Family Issues for Pastoral Work
  • Matrimonial Consent: Juridical and Psychological Aspects
  • Matrimonial Jurisprudence
  • Judicial Procedures
  • Selected Issues: Procedural

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of:

  • a Bachelor degree obtained with at least Second Class Honours or Category II in a discipline related to Theology, Laws, Social Work, or Psychology, and any other area as deemed relevant by the Board

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10800 EUR for the full programme during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4800 EUR for the full programme during 36 months.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants:

  • Fee per semester: Eur 800
Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants:
  • Yr 1: Eur 5,400 / Yr 2: Eur 5,400 / Yr 3: NIL

Living costs for Msida

690 - 1170 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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