What is theology?
Bring faith to life and life to faith.
Satisfy your curiosity.
Explore knowledge, identity and value.
Theology is for you if you are:
- Curious about the origin, nature, and future role of religion in society.
- Inquisitive and enquiring.
- Eager to probe the foundations of the Christian faith, the development of its central teachings and philosophies, and its relationship with the modern world.
Areas of study include:
- Ancient languages
- Biblical studies
- Church history
- Liturgy and sacraments
- Moral theology
- Practical theology and ministry
- Studies of religion
- Systematic theology and Christian thought
Develop skills for the future workforce.
You will develop the ability to:
- critically examine complex issues
- contextualise different historical and contemporary perspectives
- engage with and articulate arguments from a range of viewpoints
Studying theology will equip you with the knowledge and the critical skills to understand the foundations of the modern world, and to engage with and respond to the big question of knowledge, of identity, of meaning, of value and of faith. The study of theology is a transformational journey. Regardless of your chosen career path, and your journey in life, the study of theology will challenge you to think of the reasons behind your choice, your purpose, your goals, and the contribution you will make to your world.
|1. The best people||You will explore theology with world-leading researchers and academic staff who are internationally recognised for their work.|
|2. Flexible study||Our courses are offered in a variety of modes to complement modern lifestyles – from face-to-face to fully online, semester-long, or in intensive mode delivery. Through digital technologies and staff expertise, learning and teaching is supported with a range of resources, readings, and activities designed to enable you achieve your desired learning outcomes. All of our postgraduate courses are also offered fully online.|
|3. Personal attention||You’ll work closely with your lecturers, and get the attention you need to excel.|
|4. Demonstrated research excellence||
Our research in both philosophy and religion and religious studies was rated ‘above world standard’ in the most recent Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rankings, placing us equal first.|
The current QS World Rankings has ranked ACU at number 36 in the category of “Theology, Divinity and Religion”, some of the core discipline areas which we contribute to.
|5. Perfectly located with the option to study abroad||The faculty is active on every ACU campus. We also offer a range of international study tours and semester-long study abroad opportunities.|
What do our graduates do? Read more about the opportunities available to theology graduates.
Skills for the future workforce
In 2016 the World Economic Forum (WEF) identified 10 skills required for the future workforce. These 21st-century skills focused, not on technical aptitude, but on creativity, critical thinking and problem solving, the ability to negotiate and be flexible, as well as on an individual’s relational skills and emotional intelligence (EG). The WEF singled out soft skills, stating that “five years from now, over one-third of skills (35%) that are considered important in today’s workforce will have changed”.
Page last updated: 2017-12-22
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