Faculty of Theology and Philosophy

Welcome to theology and philosophy at ACU.

We take great pride in offering our students direct access to world-leading research, an extensive network of international partnerships, innovative and responsive curriculum design, extended overseas study opportunities, and a staffing profile that is the rival of any theological faculty in the world.

We offer theology and philosophy, suited to any stage of your life and career journey. There are short courses, certificate and bachelor opportunities, postgraduate coursework programs, professional and research degrees, international study tours, and a wide range of professional learning and in-service opportunities.

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School of Theology

Develop skills for the future workforce as you explore the origin, nature and future of religion in society. As the School of Theology at Australia’s leading Catholic university, we’re committed to equipping our students with the skills and knowledge to engage with the challenges of our contemporary world.

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School of Philosophy

Be at the intersection of ancient wisdom and contemplation about our contemporary world. Learn valuable skills such as abstract thinking, problem solving and logic. At the School of Philosophy, we seek to ignite wonder as we tackle some of the most fascinating, challenging questions wrestled with by history’s greatest minds.

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ACU Professor Dermot Nestor
“The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy is delighted to offer you a distinctive learning experience that equips you with the skills to think clearly and deeply, informed and enriched by ancient traditions of theology and philosophy in their intense ongoing contemporary relevance.

“Our high-quality programs meet you where you are. Our dedicated undergraduate courses provide a world-class foundation in theological and philosophical thought and traditions. Our flexible postgraduate coursework programs are designed in collaboration with industry, church and community to equip you with the knowledge and skills required to lead and respond to the demands of an evolving global and digital world. Finally, our higher degrees by research (including PhD) make available to you some of the finest international scholars in our fields to accompany you on your research journey.

“Whatever you choose, you will engage – within a supportive learning environment – with key issues that are shaping our world. You will be challenged to examine, to reflect, and to respond in practical and informed ways."

Associate Professor Richard Colledge SFHEA
Acting Executive Dean, Faculty of Theology and Philosophy

Lectures, talks and conferences

We host a range of events throughout the year, including our annual Simone Weil and Plunkett lectures, both part of our ongoing ACU Luminaries Series. See what’s coming up on the calendar or view highlights from past events.

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