Bachelor of Theology / Bachelor of Philosophy

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

This unique dual degree provides students with the broad knowledge, skills and flexibility offered by a liberal arts program, but enhanced by a specialised focus on theology and philosophy. Studying theology and philosophy will equip students with an understanding of the foundations of the modern world and Western civilisation, enhancing their ability to critically engage with and respond to the key challenges faced by today's societies, governments and organisations. Global experience is strongly encouraged, with study abroad opportunities available at the ACU Rome Centre, with one of our partner institutions in Europe or the United States, or in Israel with a study tour. Students develop the skills necessary to become attentive and careful interpreters of historical and contemporary texts and contexts, and to critically examine complex and confronting issues. Students also enhance their capacity to evaluate and discriminate between multiple viewpoints, and to develop and articulate compelling arguments - both orally and in writing.

Entry Requirements:

Year 12, or equivalent: Qld: English (4, SA); NSW: Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English.

Structure:

320 credit points

Subjects you can Study:

Philosophy; Theology

Study Pathways:

High-achieving students can progress to honours study or a range of postgraduate coursework programs.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

Related Careers:

Religious Leader,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Ballarat (Aquinas) No info No Full time 4 years
Ballarat (Aquinas) No info No Part time 8 years
Canberra (Signadou) 58.5 No Full time 4 years
Canberra (Signadou) 58.5 No Part time 8 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Full time 4 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Part time 8 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info No Full time 4 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info No Part time 8 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Full time 4 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Part time 8 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) 58.5 No Full time 4 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) 58.5 No Part time 8 years

The world is our campus

We’re a publicly-funded university which has grown rapidly over the past few years. The world is our campus, and we put our students and staff at the centre of a vibrant global network of scholars, partnerships and opportunities. ACU has seven campuses around Australia – in Brisbane, North Sydney, Strathfield, Canberra, Ballarat, Melbourne and Adelaide – and we’ve recently opened a campus in Rome, Italy. With us, you’ll have the chance to study overseas with one of more than 200 partner institutions around the world.

Engaged with industry and society

We’re closely integrated into our communities and industries, working with them to answer the big questions, and to create tangible results. From hospitals, to schools and any number of far-flung places, our students and staff have always rolled up their sleeves to be fully engaged in the real world. 

All our students enjoy extensive opportunities for practical placements, and community engagement is a core part of their university experience. You could find yourself teaching children in Vanuatu, assisting in a community organisation in Cambodia, working with a welfare agency in Florence, or helping to develop youth soccer teams in East Timor. When they graduate, our students are ready to work, and the employment rate of our bachelor degree graduates is consistently higher than the national average.*

We see the whole person

You are welcome at ACU irrespective of your socio-cultural background, religious beliefs or aspirations. We’re inclusive and supportive of everyone, every day. With us, you’ll be valued and encouraged to thrive to the full extent of your potential. From academic skills to career and counselling services, we have a range of support services to help you succeed. We also offer nearly 400 scholarships, which

recognise academic achievement, community participation, and help out students from a range of backgrounds. 

Education with a bigger purpose

ACU offers programs in allied health, arts, business and commerce, education and teaching, exercise science, health, law, nursing and midwifery, paramedicine, philosophy, psychology and counselling, science, social work, and theology.

Along with significant student growth in recent years, we’ve begun to compete more intensely through our research output. ACU research programs tackle enduring and pressing issues in society, in Australia, and around the world.

At ACU, it’s education, but with a bigger purpose.


*Beyond Graduate Survey 2015, 2014 and 2013, conducted by Graduate Careers Australia as part of the Australian Graduate Survey.


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