Explore Theology & Philosophy in depth with our new courses

Monday, 1 February 2016

Philosophy books on table

The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy is excited to be introducing two new programs for study from 2016.

The introduction of the:

has come about out of a desire to develop innovative courses which respond to the diversity within the student body of our intellectually stimulating disciplines.

The Bachelor of Theology/Bachelor of Philosophy was developed in response to engaging consultations with Faculty stakeholders who expressed a desire to see a new depth from Theology graduates working within their organisations.  The course is designed to engage students critically with questions of meaning, reality, knowledge and value in light of the Catholic intellectual tradition. It also recognises the depth of value that a robust philosophical education brings to the study of Theology and vice-versa.

Dr Richard Colledge, Head of ACU’s School of Philosophy, welcomes the introduction of the unique degree:

“Our new dual degree provides a wonderful opportunity for students to explore the ancient and contemporary riches of the Catholic intellectual tradition, with a philosophical sophistication that is difficult to achieve in a standard undergraduate degree program. The course also builds in a pleasing level of flexibility for students to pursue areas of particular interest in theology, philosophy and the liberal arts. Students will study under the direction of world class scholars and experienced teachers.”

Consultations with Brisbane Catholic Education have led to the development of the Master of Professional Studies in Theology. Individuals working in Catholic settings require enhanced theological knowledge in order to engage faithfully, and with credibility, in the mission, identity and ethos of the Catholic Church.

Associate Professor Robyn Horner took the lead in developing this responsive program:

“The Master of Professional Studies in Theology enables teachers in Catholic schools to better inform their personal faith as well as their work in the classroom. In the Catholic context, all teachers have some degree of a faith leadership role, whether formal or informal. This program will equip those individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to step up to this leadership challenge.”

Both programs are available for application now. For further information on how to apply visit www.acu.edu.au/apply.