Master of Canon Law (Iuris Canonici Licentiatus) (MA)

KU Leuven Belgium

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About Master of Canon Law (Iuris Canonici Licentiatus) at KU Leuven

This programme deepens and broadens the knowledge acquired in the Master of Arts in Society, Law and Religion programme.

What is the programme all about?

The two-year programme focuses on the study of canon law and provides an introduction into the law of other religions (comparative law) and the study of capita selecta. The skills obtained will be applied during the internship and improved through personal research. This general experience will be reflected in a research paper.

Assets: universally applied law, international envirnomnent, subsidized education, distant learning

The law of the Roman Catholic Church is universally applied. As a consequence, the Faculty of Canon Law calls on professors with an international reputation, and annually invites a wide range of international guest professors. The concentrated teaching weeks, organised once every semester, are an excellent opportunity to get acquainted with visiting professors and exchange information on issues that transcend national borders.

In addition, the faculty has a large number of international students, including students from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, the Netherlands and several African countries. This international orientation provides a broad perspective on the canonical issues discussed in class.

For nearly 600 years, the Faculty of Canon Law at KU Leuven has been recognised for its excellence in scholarship and teaching. This tradition continues today with a teaching staff made up of internationally recognised scholars.

The Faculty of Canon Law provides many opportunities to students wishing to combine study and work. Distance learning - combined with mandatory participation in the concentrated teaching weeks - is offered for students unable to live and study full-time in Leuven. 

The faculty's small scale creates a strong sense of community among students and creates the opportunity for students to meet personally with visiting professors from all over the world.

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