Philosophy’s foundations lie with the beginning of Western civilisation, but studying philosophy today is a practical choice. It gives you skills needed for every life, and every profession. That’s because it deepens your thinking, and teaches you to analyse, understand and engage with complex ideas. So start a conversation, challenge your thinking, and ask the big questions.
As our student, you’ll learn from active researchers and academics who are known and respected around the world. With our flexible study options for philosophy, it’s up to you how deeply you want to delve into the big questions. Whichever path you choose, we make sure you graduate with skills suited to almost any industry.
Take philosophy as part of the Bachelor of Theology/Bachelor of Philosophy, or as a major in the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology. In addition to these courses, a philosophy minor (usually four units) can be completed in the Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and the Bachelor of Commerce.
“The staff are more helpful than I could have ever expected. I feel like my lecturers truly do want me to succeed in study and in life.
Meeting other like-minded people is one of the best parts of studying my degree. The depth of resources that are made available to pursue knowledge as far as it can go is incredible. I want to awaken a fresh understanding of the importance of theology and philosophy in a well-rounded life.”
Dr Richard Colledge has been Head of the School of Philosophy since 2011, and teaches across various areas in contemporary philosophy and the history of philosophy.
His research and publications address several areas, including (mainly German) phenomenology and hermeneutics, the history of metaphysics, the philosophy of religion, as well as questions in meta-philosophy, and philosophical psychology. He is currently working on a book manuscript on the idea of the real in the writings of Martin Heidegger.
It is a misconception that teenagers are the only ones who will benefit from attending Open Day.
By registering for Open Day Michelle won $5,000 towards a trip to Rome.
At Open Day there are a lot of things to see and people to talk to. Here are a few essential Open Day events by faculty.
Books, fees, living expenses – costs can be a factor when considering study. But it shouldn’t stop you from pursuing your goals.
Luckily, we offer a range of scholarships to commencing and continuing students. They recognise everything from rewarding academic achievement to supporting equality. And with nearly 400 scholarships on offer, and the opportunity to apply for as many as you like, it pays to check your eligibility.
We believe great work that makes a positive impact should be recognised – and rewarded. So if you are regularly volunteering, we invite you to apply for our Community Achiever Program (CAP). If you are accepted into the program, you’ll receive an offer into an undergraduate degree as early as August. And you’ll become part of ACU’s CAP community.