LLM in Religious Law
An LLM in Religious Law will study the religious dimensions of law and the legal dimensions of religion. It will investigate the interaction of legal and religious ideas and institutions, norms and practices. In any society there is an interesting and sometimes precarious balance between law and religion – and both disciplines draw upon each other to set their various parameters.
An LLM in Religious Law will investigate the synergy and interdependence between religion and the law.
Religious Law Courses
There are currently not many LLM programmes specifically in Religious Law available although Emory University in the United States offers an interesting programme in Law and Religion. There are also some religion-specific LLM programmes available, for example the Canon Law course at Cardiff University Law School which looks at the canon law of the churches of the Worldwide Anglican Communion, particularly that of the Church of England, and the Roman Catholic Church. There is also an LLM in Muslim Family Law at Pakistan’s International Islamic University Islamabad and Canon Law for Lawyers at Austria’s University of Vienna.
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English Language Requirements
Apart from the high level of self-directed study, students will be analysing, discussing and comparing intricate legislation: therefore graduates whose first language isn’t English are required to have high IELTS (or equivalent) scores of 7 or above or TOEFL: 107 or above. Because of ongoing changes in the law we advise international students to regularly check the UKBA website to make sure they can fulfil the necessary requirements. Most individual institutions also have useful information on the Tier 4 requirements for international students, and can offer assistance in terms of student queries about their specific English language requirements.
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