The course is suitable for those who practise or are involved in the administration of church law and for those wishing to pursue an interest in this developing field of legal scholarship. Applicants should have a good Honours degree in Law (2:2 or equivalent), although other appropriate qualifications will be considered. In addition, applicants whose first language is not English must obtain an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with 6.5 in writing and 6.0 in all other components, or an equivalent English language qualification. Early application is recommended. Please see our how to apply pages for more information. Note: International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 (General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.
Months of entry
This course has relevance for practising lawyers, those involved in the administration of church law, and academics who recognize the cutting-edge nature of disciplined research in the conjunction of religion and law.
- Taught by means of lectures and seminars across a total of eight residential weekends usually held at St Michael’s College, Llandaff, Cardiff.
- Active engagement with the prestigious Centre for Law and Religion at the School, established in 1998 and with the Ecclesiastical Law Society, established in 1987.
The LLM Canon Law provides an opportunity for postgraduate study in the canon law of the churches of the Worldwide Anglican Communion, particularly that of the Church of England, and the Roman Catholic Church and the law of the State applicable to these churches.
The degree, a response to the practical need for scholarly study of church law, provides academic training, but with a substantial emphasis on practical application. The degree is research-led and has attracted students of the highest quality, including secular and ecclesiastical judges, university academics, barristers, solicitors and clergy from both the Anglican and Roman Catholic churches from around the world.
Alongside the LLM route, this programme is also available as a Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) and Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) Canon Law.
Information for international students
International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 (General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Admissions Team LLM Legal Aspects of Medical Practice and Canon Law
- +44(0)29 2087 4588