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.
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 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.
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.
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 theology at ACU. Explore our pathways to get started.
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.
“I liked the small classes… It led to a lot of interaction and time to engage with the lecturers themselves.
I really enjoyed learning about the historical and contextual side of the Bible, which is what led me to start a PhD on the archaeology and history of ancient Israel.”
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.