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 as a top-level thinker, suited to employment in almost any industry.
Your time with us is about more than finding a career. It’s also about discovering new places and experiences. As our student, you can complete part of your degree overseas, and you’ll get access to a range of international opportunities.
Take philosophy as part of the double degree, 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.
Explore the range of courses that we offer at acu.edu.au/courses. If you don’t meet the state-based requirements for entry into your degree, don’t panic. There are lots of ways into philosophy at ACU. Explore our pathways to get started.
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.
“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.”
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 recognising 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.
If you regularly volunteer in your community — through your school, workplace, community organisation, or cultural or religious group — you could be eligible for our Early Achievers’ Program. If successful, you’ll receive an offer as early as August, and benefit from opportunities to enhance your leadership and volunteering skills while studying with us.