Theology is for those who are curious about the origin, nature and future role of religion in society. Study with us to explore questions of knowledge, of identity and of value, and uncover the meaning and significance of understanding.

Seeking answers to life’s big questions

A degree that belongs on your bucket list

You can complete part of your degree overseas, and you’ll also get access to a range of international community engagement projects. As a theology student, you can benefit from a range of international study tours to enhance your learning, with destinations that include places like Rome, Asia, North America, Israel and the Middle East.

Pastoral work

Meet our people

Dr Maeve Louise Heaney
Lecturer in theology

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.

Dr Heaney is a consecrated missionary of a Catholic institute for consecrated life, the Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity. She completed a theology degree at the Instituto Teológico San Pablo Apóstol, in Madrid, affiliated to the Pontifical Urbaniana University, and her licentiate and doctorate at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.

Louwana Saba
Theology graduate

“I always had an interest in the study of theology. ACU was the best fit for me as it’s a national university with highly regarded professionals in the field. It is one of few Australian universities with a dedicated School of Theology and Philosophy.

The lecturers get to know you, you develop a rapport with your peers, and the sense of familiarity enables a fruitful and more meaningful experience in your academic journey. I was not just a number, a student out of thousands – but a person with interests and abilities.”