Bachelor of Theology/Bachelor of Philosophy

Available to:
Domestic and International students.
Location:
  • Ballarat
  • Brisbane
  • Canberra
  • Melbourne
  • North Sydney
  • Strathfield
Duration:

Four years full-time or equivalent part-time.

ATAR/OP (2017):
  • Ballarat (58.50)
  • Brisbane (17/63)
  • Canberra (58.50)
  • Melbourne (76.85)
  • North Sydney (58.50)
  • Strathfield (58.50)
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This unique dual degree provides students with the broad knowledge, skills and flexibility offered by a liberal arts program, but enhanced by a specialised focus on theology and philosophy. Studying theology and philosophy will equip students with an understanding of the foundations of the modern world and Western civilisation, enhancing their ability to critically engage with and respond to the key challenges faced by today’s societies, governments and organisations.

Global experience is strongly encouraged, with study abroad opportunities available at the ACU Rome Centre, with one of our partner institutions in Europe or the United States, or in Israel with a study tour.

Students develop the skills necessary to become attentive and careful interpreters of historical and contemporary texts and contexts, and to critically examine complex and confronting issues. Students also enhance their capacity to evaluate and discriminate between multiple viewpoints, and to develop and articulate compelling arguments – both orally and in writing.

Four years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Campus availability

  • Ballarat (Multi-mode)
  • Brisbane (Multi-mode)
  • Canberra (Multi-mode)
  • Melbourne (Multi-mode)
  • North Sydney (Multi-mode)
  • Strathfield (Multi-mode)

Study mode definitions

Attendance: Face-to-face and/or via video conference, at an ACU campus or another location.

Multi-mode: A combination of Online and Attendance (including examinations, practicums, residentials, etc.).

Online: Fully online (including assessments).

Students will undertake units at both the Strathfield and North Sydney Campuses.

Deferment

Deferment is available for one year. Find out more about deferment: Deferment Information.

Credit Points

320

Exit Point

A student who has completed the requirements prescribed for the Diploma in Theology or the Non-award Certificate in Theology, Diploma n Philosophy or Non-award Certificate in Philosophy, Associate Degree in Theology or Associate Degree in Philosophy may exit from the course with the relevant qualification.

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings
Ballarat
  • Semester 1 - Applications closed
  • Semester 2 - July
Brisbane
  • Semester 1 - Applications closed
  • Semester 2 - July
Canberra
  • Semester 1 - Applications closed
  • Semester 2 - July
Melbourne
  • Semester 1 - Applications closed
  • Semester 2 - July
North Sydney
  • Semester 1 - Applications closed
  • Semester 2 - July
Strathfield
  • Semester 1 - Applications closed
  • Semester 2 - July
  • Average first year fee: $6344 Commonwealth Supported (indicative only)
Important Note on Fees

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per semester;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The University reviews fees annually.

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

International students need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12, or equivalent:

Queensland

  • Prerequisites: English (4, SA)

New South Wales

  • Assumed knowledge: Nil

Victoria

  • Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English.
Ballarat, Victoria
Apply through VTAC
Brisbane, Queensland
Apply through QTAC
Canberra, ACT
Apply through UAC
Melbourne, Victoria
Apply through VTAC
Sydney (North Sydney), NSW
Apply through UAC
Sydney (Strathfield), NSW
Apply through UAC

Graduates are prepared for careers across a wide variety of professions such as education/teaching (with further study), media and communications, social work, NGO (community-based) work, pastoral work, chaplaincy, ministry and other church-related careers. The highly adaptable critical thinking skills and other attributes possessed by graduates are also suited to a wide variety of administrative and managerial roles across business and other industries.

High-achieving students can progress to honours study or a range of postgraduate coursework programs.

Domestic Students

This unique dual degree provides students with the broad knowledge, skills and flexibility offered by a liberal arts program, but enhanced by a specialised focus on theology and philosophy. Studying theology and philosophy will equip students with an understanding of the foundations of the modern world and Western civilisation, enhancing their ability to critically engage with and respond to the key challenges faced by today’s societies, governments and organisations.

Global experience is strongly encouraged, with study abroad opportunities available at the ACU Rome Centre, with one of our partner institutions in Europe or the United States, or in Israel with a study tour.

Students develop the skills necessary to become attentive and careful interpreters of historical and contemporary texts and contexts, and to critically examine complex and confronting issues. Students also enhance their capacity to evaluate and discriminate between multiple viewpoints, and to develop and articulate compelling arguments – both orally and in writing.

Four years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Brisbane
  • 24-Jul-2017 , 12-Feb-2018 , 16-Jul-2018 , 11-Feb-2019 , 22-Jul-2019
Melbourne
  • 24-Jul-2017 , 12-Feb-2018 , 16-Jul-2018 , 11-Feb-2019 , 22-Jul-2019
Strathfield
  • 24-Jul-2017 , 12-Feb-2018 , 16-Jul-2018 , 11-Feb-2019 , 22-Jul-2019

Students will undertake units at both the Strathfield and North Sydney Campuses.

Deferment

Yes. See Defer your offer.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 25% of the program online.

Credit Points

320

Exit Point

A student who has completed the requirements prescribed for the Diploma in Theology or the Non-award Certificate in Theology, Diploma n Philosophy or Non-award Certificate in Philosophy, Associate Degree in Theology or Associate Degree in Philosophy may exit from the course with the relevant qualification.

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings
  • Unit Fee: $2625.00 (2017)
  • Average first year fee: $21000.00 (2017)
  • Estimated Total Cost: $84000.00 (2017)

Important Note on Fees

The Tuition fees quoted above are for commencing students in the current year who undertake a normal full-time load. Fees are reviewed annually.

Tuition fees for continuing students may increase by up to 3 percent each year for the minimum duration of the course as provided on your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). Students who continue to study beyond the minimum duration will have the relevant annual commencing rate applied to their fees for subsequent study periods.

The equivalent of Australian Year 12 Certificate, plus an overall academic IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and speaking tests, and a minimum of 5.5 in listening and reading tests).

How to Apply

Information on the application procedure.
International Students Apply Now
International students undertaking an Australian Year 12 qualification should apply through the relevant tertiary admissions centre:
NSW & ACT
Apply through UAC
Queensland
Apply through QTAC
Victoria
Apply through VTAC

Graduates are prepared for careers across a wide variety of professions such as education/teaching (with further study), media and communications, social work, NGO (community-based) work, pastoral work, chaplaincy, ministry and other church-related careers. The highly adaptable critical thinking skills and other attributes possessed by graduates are also suited to a wide variety of administrative and managerial roles across business and other industries.

High-achieving students can progress to honours study or a range of postgraduate coursework programs.

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