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
"Our programs are conceived in collaboration with industry, community, and church leaders, and are designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills required to respond to the demands of an evolving, global and digital world.

"Shaped by a learning design that is always responsive to emerging questions and contextual need, we offer learning experiences that will equip you with a capacity to think theologically.

"Providing for multiple points of engagement, and across any variety of delivery modes, our programs directly foster biblical and theological literacy in order to: support and strengthen leadership capabilities, affirm the nexus of school and parish community, and develop a deep appreciation of a relationship with God as defining the unique vision and central mission of Catholic education, health and social service organisations."
Professor Dermot Nestor
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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