Our Virtual Open Day is designed to answer your questions about the PhD/DMin/MPhil experience at ACU.

Funded positions are available.

Students with an interest in any of the areas we research in the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy are encouraged to join us to learn more about our programs and what higher degree research involves. Our research includes work in theology, biblical studies, religion, religious ethics, ministry studies, and the history, thought, and literature of the classical, late-antique, Byzantine, medieval, and early modern periods. Our philosophy program encompasses researchers from both analytic and continental traditions, working on such diverse fields as philosophy of mind, metaphysics, epistemology, twentieth-century thought, political philosophy, social and critical theory, ethics, the philosophy of religion, the history of philosophy, and philosophy as a way of life.


The Virtual Open Day information sessions are offered at two times to be hospitable across time zones.

Tuesday 26 March 2024

PhD/DMin/MPhil: 8:00 – 9:00pm Melbourne time (5:00pm – 6:00pm China Standard Time; 10:00 – 11:00am British Summer Time, 11:00am – 12:00pm Central European Summer Time; 10:00am–11:00am West Africa Time. For other time zones, find out more).

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Wednesday 27 March 2024

PhD/DMin/MPhil  9:00am – 10:00am Melbourne time (11:00am–12:00pm New Zealand Summer Time; 6:00pm –7:00pm Eastern Daylight Time (USA); 3:00pm – 4:00pm Pacific Daylight Time (USA). For other time zones, find out more).

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The Virtual Open Day is an unmissable opportunity to hear more about our dynamic and supportive research community. The program includes:

  • reflections from current research students
  • insights from ACU researchers across our research areas
  • scholarship information (for domestic and international students)
  • overview of research degree support and enrichment programs tailored to your research.

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Individual appointments

Our Associate Dean Research, A/Prof. Michael Champion can assist with questions about potential supervision: please contact ADRes.FTP@acu.edu.au

Times are also available to meet with researchers from your proposed area of research following the Virtual Open Day general sessions.

Biblical and Early Christian Studies (PhD/DMin/MPhil)
Please contact Matthew Crawford to book an appointment – matthew.crawford@acu.edu.au

Philosophy (PhD/DMin/MPhil)
Please contact Matthew Sharpe to book an appointment – matthew.sharpe@acu.edu.au

Religion and Theology(PhD/DMin/MPhil)
Please contact Philip McCosker to book an appointment – philip.mccosker@acu.edu.au

Doctor of Ministry
Please contact Maeve Heaney to book an appointment for further information on the DMin – maeve.heaney@acu.edu.au

We look forward to connecting with you to discuss your hopes for your future research and how our programs can support you in your exciting endeavours to develop sophisticated skills, generate new knowledge, strengthen professional expertise, and link into a strong national and international research community.


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