Faculty of Theology and Philosophy

Enquiring minds deserve to be nourished. When you bring yours to the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy, you’ll explore the foundations of the modern world and the nature of thought, existence and belief systems. You’ll also gain transferable skills prized by employers, a solid ethical framework, and enhanced decision-making and problem-solving abilities.

Our theology and philosophy programs deliver intellectually rewarding, culturally enriching and socially valuable ideas and concepts. We offer courses and learning opportunities at every level, including a range of professional learning opportunities and consulting services for you and your organisation.

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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
“We’re proud to offer 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.

“Our programs are conceived in collaboration with industry, community and church leaders. They seek to empower you to respond to the demands of an evolving, global and digital world. Explore our website and study options, or get in touch to discuss what might suit your individual or organisational needs. I look forward to welcoming you to our community.”
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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Our research

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Faculty prizes and awards

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