Certificate and Diploma Programme
Short courses in certain sectors of canon law may be conducted for tribunal personnel who lack adequate knowledge of canon law, such as notaries, advocates and other civil lawyers who collaborate with the tribunal concerning the marriage cases.
(a) Certificate in Canon Law course is a training programme in special sectors of canon law, such as tribunal practice, religious law, procedures, administrative law and so on. The Centre will draw up detailed programme each year. Students who successfully complete the course will be awarded a certificate.
(b) Diploma in canon Law is meant for those who do not intend to follow the entire MCL syllabus but prefer to concentrate on a few courses. A curriculum of ten courses and a seminar prescribed by the Director in consultation with the Council shall be the requirement of the course. The duration of the course comprising of at least 30 credits, excluding the seminars or paper presentation will be one year or two semesters. The diploma however will not be equivalent to a Baccalaureate degree.