Through the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy, you can study academic courses in liturgical studies and sacramental theology, such as the Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies (Liturgy) and a liturgy concentration within the Master of Theological Studies. You can also undertake higher degree research in liturgy, sacramental theology and the sacred arts at masters and doctoral levels.

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Undergraduate program

Units in Liturgy and Sacraments can be studied at Undergraduate level

Undergraduate Units on offer in 2024

See Student Handbook 2024

Postgraduate Units on offer in 2024

Download flyer for Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies (Liturgy) (PDF File, 535 KB)

THLS501 Foundations in Liturgy (Semester 1, scheduled online)

THLS605 Sacraments and Sacramentality (Semester 1 scheduled online)

THLS606 Celebrating Liturgy Today (Professional Term 5: 8, 9, 10 & 11 July, scheduled online intensive)

THLS503 Sacraments of Initiation (Semester 2 scheduled online)

THCT608 Marriage and Holy Orders (Semester 2, Aug 3 & 4, 17 & 18 scheduled online intensive)

Higher Degree Research

Areas of concentration: Liturgy, Sacraments and the Sacred Art

Research students

Higher degree research (HDR) students in liturgy, sacraments and the sacred arts undertake their programs of study through the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy. Current HDR students are conducting research on a variety of topics.

Centre for Liturgy Postgraduate Scholarship

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Meet some recent PhD's

Jennifer Wakeling

Thesis title:
Divine Resonance: Meaning-Generation via Instrumental Music within Christian Worship

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Daniel McGrath

Thesis title:
Marriage as creative union: A liturgical theology drawn from The Order of Celebrating Matrimony.

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Meet another research student

Michael Wallace

Thesis title:
Defrosting Christmas: locating the liturgical year in Aotearoa New Zealand

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GCTS (Liturgy) Graduates

2023        Lynda Lee (Sydney)

                Gareth Watson (Adelaide)


2022       Josephine Emery (Hobart)


2021        Elizabeth Fort (Brisbane)


2020        Maria Forde (Regional Victoria)

                Alessio Loiacono (Perth)

                Christopher Larter (Brisbane)

                 Helen Hunter (Lismore)


2019       Fr. Vincent Trung Nguyen (Broken Bay Diocese)

                Kerin Johnson (Ballarat)

                Louisa Cataldo (Sydney)

                Jennifer Wakeling (Brisbane)


2018       John Briffa (Toowoomba)

               Stephen Kirk (Canberra)


2016      Bernadette Christensen (Gold Coast)

          Carmel Fante (Sydney)

          Raymond McCauley (Parramatta)


2015      Janette Allen (Townsville)


2014     Jocelyn Bode (Gold Coast)

              Madalena Broadbent (Melbourne)

              Vanessa Denham (Port Macquarie)

              Josie Ryan (Sydney)


2013      Geoffrey Madden (Brisbane)

GDTS (Liturgy Graduates)

2023     Anna Rees (Toowoomba)

2017     Thomas Cullen (Brisbane)

2016     Deacon Charles Applin (Bathurst)

              Susan Fajardo (Brisbane)

MTS (Liturgy Graduates)

2023     Christopher Ohlsen (Sydney)


2022     Thomas Cullen (Brisbane)


2019     Fr. Paul Sireh, O Carm (Melbourne)

              Susan Fajardo (Brisbane)



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