Through the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy, we offer 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.

Our academics supervise students undertaking higher degree research in liturgy, sacramental theology and the sacred arts at masters and doctoral levels through ACU’s research degree programs.

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Undergraduate program

Areas of concentration: Liturgy and Sacraments

Postgraduate programs

Areas of concentration: Liturgy and Sacraments

Higher Degree Research

Areas of concentration: Liturgy, Sacraments and the Sacred Arts

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.

Units on offer in 2019

Undergraduate units

Semester 2, 2019

THCP105 Prayer and Liturgy (online, multimode)
THCT202 Christian Symbol, Ritual and Sacrament (multiple campuses)

Postgraduate units

Semester 1, 2019

THCP514 Foundations in Liturgy (online)
THCP510 Celebrating Feasts and Seasons (online)
THCT602 Sacraments and Sacramentality (online)

Professional Term 5, 2019 (July 8, 9, 11 & 12)

THCP516 Liturgical Music (intensive face-to-face, Melbourne)
THCT607 Liturgical Theology (intensive face-to-face, Strathfield)


Meet our research students


Michael Wallace

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

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Jennifer Wakeling

Thesis title:
Divine resonance: instrumental music as acoustic image in 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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Centre for Liturgy Postgraduate Scholarship

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