Do you want to explore questions of knowledge, identity, and value, and uncover the meaning and significance of faith? Are you curious about the origin, nature, and future role of religion, in society? Welcome to theology — food for your inquisitive and enquiring mind.
Study with us and you’ll learn from an international community of academics. And benefit from a network of global partnerships and world-leading researchers.
All of our courses are offered in a mode to suit busy modern lifestyles — from face-to-face to fully online, via intensive mode delivery, and in networked classrooms that allow students from across different campuses ‘real time’ interactions.
Our graduates can succeed in a wide variety of professions such as chaplaincy, ministry, pastoral work and other church-related careers, teaching (with further study), youth and social work, research, journalism, or work with church-based and international development agencies.
You also get to choose from study areas such as biblical studies, contemporary Christian thought, moral theology, early Christian studies, liturgy and sacraments, ministry, philosophy of religion, interreligious dialogue, ancient languages, world religions, and more.
If you don’t meet the state-based requirements for entry into your degree, don’t panic. There are lots of ways into theology at ACU. to get started.
“Studying at ACU has been wonderful. My teachers are always really encouraging and full of advice. It's not having your hand held, but being taught how to look at the world academically and how to approach and solve problems, with a strong network of support. One of the best features of ACU is that it welcomes and engages people equally, whether they have faith or no faith. It's an environment of complete respect, where everyone's invited to be part of the dialogue.”
Dr Maeve Louise Heaney is Director of Theological Formation for Ministry in the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy. As a theologian, musician and composer, she interweaves the fields of theological aesthetics, spirituality and the arts.
She is a consecrated missionary of a Catholic Institute for Consecrated Life, the Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity. She completed her bachelor in theology at the Instituto Teológico San Pablo Apóstol, in Madrid, affiliated to the Pontifical Urbanian University, and her licentiate and doctorate at the Pontifical Gregorian University, in Rome.
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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.